CSKA Moscow announced this Thursday the signing of Chilean midfielder Víctor Felipe Méndez, who until now played for the Spanish Union in his country.

Méndez, 22, signed a contract that binds him to the Russian Army club for three seasons, according to the Moscow team on its website.

The midfielder, a native of Valdivia and star of his team, has already passed the relevant medical exam and joined the rest of the team at their training base on the outskirts of the Russian capital.

The Chilean press reported that CSKA Moscow agreed to pay the Chilean club some 2.5 million dollars.

At the time, the Unión Española board had been reluctant to negotiate the transfer with a Russian club, whose national team and clubs have been separated by the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

The midfielder, who has already played three games for the Chilean national team, scored one goal and provided four assists for Unión Española this season in fifteen games.

CSKA Moscow, who have not won the Russian championship since 2016, are currently leaders with six points from two games ahead of the almighty Zenit, who have won the last four league titles.

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