Atlético fans were greeted with some fantastic news today, when Ángel Correa took part in full training for the first time with his rojiblanco team mates.
The club announced on the 27th May that we had agreed to sign the 19-year-old from San Lorenzo on a five-year contract, after a tremendous debut season in the Argentine Primera Division.
However during the medical it was detected that the youngster had a cardiac condition, and on June 17 Correa underwent surgery to remove a benign tumour from his heart.
He has been recovering well though, and five months later he is taking part in full training with his Atleti team mates.
Speaking after the training session, captain Gabi said that the players were overjoyed.
“We are all thrilled because he has been able to overcome all of the issues he’s had,” he told the media.
“For many months, he has been training on his own and has gone through tough times. Now you have to congratulate him.”
“We’re glad he’s with us and hope that he can join us on the pitch as soon as possible, to bring what he has and to continue to grow with Atlético.”
Likewise, we’re absolutely thrilled to have him at Atlético. The youngster has such promise and really showed it during his stint with San Lorenzo.
You can see what talent this boy has by looking through his best bits in the Argentinean league.