Direct transfers from CSKA to Spartak are a rarity in themselves. The previous one took place 30 years ago – in 1994, Valery Massalitin went on this path. And here we are talking about one of the leaders of the army team. At least according to statistics. In the 2022/2023 season of the Russian Premier League, Medina has scored 8 goals and 7 assists: only Fedor Chalov (19+5) is better than him. In addition, Jesús is among the five best CSKA players in terms of time played (25 games, 2007 minutes).
So why did the army team decide to part ways with the Paraguayan? According to rumors, Spartak offered 6-7 million euros for the player. Given that CSKA signed Medina last year as a free agent, that is, free, the gain is decent. Another possible factor is Jesus’ difficult relationship with the team’s head coach, Vladimir Fedotov. Allegedly, the specialist himself said that he did not need a player.
As for the footballer himself, a year ago Medina categorically ruled out signing for Spartak. But the double salary increase that the rojiblancos promised the Paraguayan apparently forced Jesús to look at the situation differently.
CSKA fans have already expressed their attitude to the scandalous transfer. After the Fraternal Cup match with Dinamo (0:5), the fans chanted against Medina, calling him “Judas”.