Atletico able to call on Saul again

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Saul Niguez is closing in on a comeback for Atletico Madrid after recovering from a kidney complaint.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez is to return to training following a kidney problem.

Saul picked up the injury in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen last month.

But Saul - who has three goals to his name this season - could be in line to make his comeback against Cordoba on Saturday.

A statement on Atletico's website read: "Saul Niguez was given the green light to rejoin team work with a medical discharge.

"The medical report confirms that the young red and white footballer "has received a medical and sports discharge after the left renal trauma with peri-renal haematoma" suffered in that match, [versus Leverkusen].

"And this afternoon, at 17:00 [local time], at Majadahonda's Sports City, Diego Pablo Simeone will have the player at his disposal in the first training session of the week to prepare for the next league commitment with Cordoba."