Friday October 26 2012
Del Neri asks for Padoin

New Genoa boss Gigi Del Neri has reportedly asked for his first January reinforcement – Juventus’ Simone Padoin.

Del Neri replaced Gigi De Canio on the Marassi bench this week following the Rossoblu’s 4-2 home defeat to Roma.

And with the winter transfer window just over two months away, Del Neri is already considering strengthening the squad.

Del Neri is understood to like Padoin, a midfielder who he has worked with in the past while they were at Atalanta.

Padoin, born in 1984, joined Juventus last January but he has only played in seven Serie A games for the Old Lady.

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