Updated: 02/07/2012 07:57 | By pa.press.net

Pogrebnyak agrees terms with Reading



Pavel Pogrebnyak has agreed terms with Reading

Pavel Pogrebnyak has agreed terms with Reading

Reading have confirmed they have agreed personal terms with Russia striker Pavel Pogrebnyak and are awaiting a work permit application to finalise the transfer.

Royals boss Brian McDermott revealed earlier this week that a deal for Pogrebnyak had been struck, and after the player passed his medical the club say they anticipate the deal to be completed in the coming days.

"Reading Football Club has agreed terms with Pavel Pogrebnyak to join the club," read a statement on club website readingfc.co.uk.

"The player has already completed a medical and the deal is now only subject to the player obtaining a UK work permit.

"Reading Football Club anticipate completing the signing within the next seven days."

Pogrebnyak is out of contract this summer and it has been reported the Barclays Premier League new boys have offered him a four-year deal worth around £65,000 a week.

The 28-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Fulham from German side Stuttgart, netting six goals in 12 appearances, but rejected the offer of a permanent deal with the Cottagers.

Confirmation of the deal comes a day after Reading secured the signing of midfielder Danny Guthrie on a three-year contract.

The 25-year-old former Newcastle player completed his medical yesterday and will formally complete the move on Sunday.

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8Comments
01/07/2012 08:12
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only here for money like all the foreigners 65 thousand pounds a week for goodness sake what signal does this send out to young english players who are not even good enough for READING. it is no wonder the national team is struggling to compete at the top level
01/07/2012 12:18
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Reading actually have a very good academy and have some that in recent years, do your research before opening it ;)

Eddie Reading are packed with young English talent, the don't have any johnny foreigner Scotish in there so i'm sure they will play good football.

30/06/2012 11:44
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Guthrie and Pogrebnyak, two solid signings for the new boys, I can see Reading doing well next season.
01/07/2012 14:05
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there are more people in my local over the weekend than travel away to see reading they really do not care
01/07/2012 13:52
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please remind me how many reading players are at the euros
01/07/2012 13:51
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i reading is packed with talent why have I never heard of a reading player playing abroad or at a top club they are just pish playing in a pish easy league, nobody knows where reading is
01/07/2012 13:39
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Timothy Lee, you have never been to Reading and no bugger all. If they had loads of home grown talent they wouldn't need to buy this Russian who is just looking for a meal ticket for his extended family. Hell fire, most of us have the sense to avoid importing a Russian lady off the internet. These Reading clowns need to get their heads screwed on.
01/07/2012 09:31
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Teams should be forced to improve the youth academies. We have enough immigrants now.
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