Argentina legend Diego Maradona is to have “routine surgery” on a blood clot on his mind, his physician stated.
The 1986 World Cup winner, 60, was admitted to Ipensa clinic in Buenos Aires on Monday, affected by anaemia and dehydration.
Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s private doctor, stated the surgery would happen later on Tuesday.
“He is lucid, he understands, he agrees with the intervention,” Luque advised reporters.
Maradona has been transferred to the Olivos Clinic in La Plata, the place he will probably be operated on at 8pm native time (23:00 GMT) by Luque, who’s a neurosurgeon.
Maradona now coaches Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s high flight.
He attended the aspect’s sport in opposition to Patronato on Friday, his 60th birthday.
Supporters of Gimnasia y Esgrima have been congregating exterior the hospital carrying messages of help for the previous Argentina ahead.
His former membership Napoli, who he helped to 2 Serie A titles, tweeted a message of help.