Atletico Madrid have announced that new signing Angel Correa is to undergo surgery to correct a heart condition but that his transfer from San Lorenzo is still set to go ahead as planned.
The Primera Division champions announced last month they had agreed a deal to sign the highly-rated 19-year-old forward on a five-year contract, subject to a medical. That medical revealed a cardiac condition and, on the advice of specialists, the Argentinian forward - who has been compared to compatriot and former Atlético hero Sergio Aguero - has decided to have an operation.
An Atlético statement read: "Angel Correa will undergo microsurgery in the coming days to resolve a heart condition that was detected during the medical that he took in Madrid on 28 May. The player has taken this decision after being advised by recognised experts in field, with the coordination of the medical teams of Atlético Madrid and San Lorenzo. Those doctors predict a speedy recovery without any complications."
Both Atlético and San Lorenzo confirmed that the transfer, which will see the UEFA Champions League finalists pay a reported €7.5 million (£6 million) for the striker, would be finalised once Correa has recovered.