Angel Correa to undergo heart surgery

San Lorenzo midfielder Angel Correa celebrates after scoring against Ecuador's Independiente del Valle during their Libertadores Cup Group 2 football match on February 27, 2014
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Angel Correa will undergo surgery to rectify a heart problem that was discovered when undertaking a medical at new club Atletico Madrid.

Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa is to undergo surgery to rectify a heart condition.

The 19-year-old signed a five-year contract with the Spanish champions last month following a string of impressive displays at former club San Lorenzo in Argentina.

However, during Correa's recent medical a problem with the player's heart was spotted, with an operation needed to correct it.

"Angel Correa will undergo microsurgery in the coming days to fix a heart condition that was detected during the medical examination he underwent in Madrid on May 28," a statement of Atletico's official website read.

"The player has taken this decision advised by recognised experts in the field, with the coordination of the medical teams at Atletico Madrid and San Lorenzo. These doctors predict a speedy recovery."

Correa was Diego Simeone's first signing of the close-season for a fee in the region of £6m.

San Lorenzo midfielder Angel Correa celebrates after scoring against Ecuador's Independiente del Valle during their Libertadores Cup Group 2 football match on February 27, 2014
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