Correa joined Atlético from Argentinian side San Lorenzo in 2014, but he did not debut until the following season as he recovered from a heart operation in New York City. His early seasons as a Rojiblanco featured several ups and downs, and he nearly joined AC Milan in 2019 amid a squad reshuffle.
But Correa elected to stay, and his 17 total goal contributions (as well as a career-high 29 starts in LaLiga) helped Atlético win the league. The 26-year-old has continued his consistent form this season, with six goals and four assists in 19 league appearances putting him on pace for his first double-digit scoring season.
In all, Correa has made 305 appearances in red and white, scoring 53 times and assisting on 51 goals. His previous contract was due to expire in 2024, and this new pact will take him past his 31st birthday. Health permitting, he will become one of only nine Atlético players to reach the 400-game mark.
“I never imagined staying for so long, because I see players and they often change clubs,” Correa said in an interview with the club published Tuesday. “This feels like my home and I’m so happy to have been here for so long.
“The club took a chance on me before I arrived. They paid for my surgery. I will always be grateful for it. They have always shown me their love.”