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
His agent, Oleg Artemov, says he has received offers from
Premier League clubs and Pogrebnyak is keen to stay in the
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
“On the contrary, the best moments of my career are from the
Russian championship. So anything can happen.”