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Pogrebnyak eyes move to Premier League

ESPN staff
July 15, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
Pavel Pogrebnyak had a relegation release clause in his contract © PA Photos

Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has said he wants to either stay in the Premier League or return to Russian football - and his agent reports that there is interest from top-flight clubs.

Pogrebnyak, 29, moved to Berkshire on a free transfer from Stuttgart last summer but scored only five times as the Royals were unable to avoid dropping straight back into the Championship.

The Russia international had a relegation release clause in his contract and it appears inevitable that he will move on before the transfer window closes.

He told "It is true that my dream is to continue my career in England, in the Premier League. But I wouldn't rule out a move to Russia.

"The best moments of my career are from the Russian championship. So anything can happen."

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