Serie A: Lookman wins Atalanta’s Player of the Month

Nigeria international, Ademola Lookman, has been voted Atalanta’s Player of the Month for May and June.

The 26-year-old winger beat Gianluca Scamacca and Ederson to the individual accolade. Lookman scored six goals and provided three assists in the two months.

The former Leicester City player was the hero of Atalanta’s UEFA Europa League final victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Lookman scored a superb hat-trick in the encounter played at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. He finished the campaign with 17 goals and eight assists across all competitions.

In other sports news…

Anthony Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said the British boxer will fight either Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk if he defeats Daniel Dubois in September.

The boxing champion’s last bout came in March 2024 when he knocked out former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou, in the second round.

Hearn told the UK Sun in an interview that the first priority is for Joshua to regain the world heavyweight title after losing twice to Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022.

He said: “I expect the winner of the December fight to fight Anthony Joshua, if he wins in September. There’s no decision yet made on the opponent, there’s three or four in the mix. But yeah, that’s the absolute plan.

“The first priority is to regain the world heavyweight title and obviously undisputed has always been the dream. So I think we’re two fights away from becoming undisputed. But, we’ve got to win them.”