Forward moves to RussiaReading Football Club can confirm that striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has left to join Russian club Dynamo Moscow.
31-year-old Pogrebnyak had a year remaining on his deal at Madejski Stadium, having joined in the summer of 2012. He played 87(+19) times for the Royals, scoring 28 goals, and we would like to wish him the best of luck back in his homeland.
Manager Steve Clarke said, “In the second half of last season Pavel was a key player in my team and made a vital contribution. His work rate and commitment to Reading FC were a big plus for me. Now he has the opportunity of a great move back to Russia, I can only thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future.”
Director of Football Nick Hammond commented, “We have been in discussions with Dynamo over the last couple of weeks, this move represents a good opportunity for Pavel to move back home.
“I would like to place on record that Pavel is a true gentleman, he always gave his best for Reading Football Club and we wish him well.”