“Both the baby and Veronica (Ojeda, Maradona’s former partner) are in good health, they are doing very well and are accompanied by the mother’s sister and her family,” lawyer Jorge Auruccio told journalists outside the clinic.

Maradona, who is already a grandfather, had two girls Dalma and Giannina with his ex-wife Claudia Villafane, and is also the father of another son, Diego Junior, who lives in Italy. His grandson, Benjamin, is the son of his daughter Giannina and Manchester City star Sergio Aguero.