Pogrebnyak wants Prem stay

Pavel Pogrebnyak admits it would be a “dream” to stay in the

Premier League after his agent confirmed interest in the striker

from top-flight clubs.

The 29-year-old joined Reading on a free transfer from Stuttgart

last summer after impressing during a loan spell with Fulham.

However, the Russia international could only manage five goals

in the Premier League as the Royals suffered relegation straight

back to the Championship.

Pogrebnyak is now almost certain to leave the Madejski Stadium

this summer, with Reading owner Anton Zingarevich confirming in May

that the player had a relegation release clause in his

contract.

His agent, Oleg Artemov, says he has received offers from

Premier League clubs and Pogrebnyak is keen to stay in the

division.

However, the striker has also refused to rule out a return to

Russia, where he has previously enjoyed spells with the likes of

Spartak Moscow and Zenit St Petersburg.

“It’s true that my dream is to continue my career in England, in

the Premier League. But I wouldn’t deny a move to Russia,” he told

sovsport.ru.

“On the contrary, the best moments of my career are from the

Russian championship. So anything can happen.”