Russian powerhouse Pavel Pogrebnyak looks set for a return to the Premier League as relegated Reading look to offload the striker.
Pogrebnyak, who scored five League goals in 29 appearances, could also make a move to Russia. Pogrebnyak is understood to have a relegation release clause at the Royals, which means he is certain to depart the Championship club.
The Russian international failed to impress last season, after sealing a move to the Madejski from Craven Cottage. Pogrebnyak, who started his career with his local hometown club, Spartak Moscow, first came to England in the January transfer window of 2012, having played for German outfit VfB Stuttgart, where he scored 15 goals in 68 League appearances.
Having signed for the Cottagers on the final day of the January transfer window, he scored six goals in 12 appearances, including a hat-trick against Wolves in a 5-0 win.
Such performances impressed the fans and management of those at Craven Cottage, and resulted in his being offered a contract extension. However, the Russian international failed to reach terms with Fulham to extend his tenure, and was subsequently released on July 1.
Reading quickly sealed a deal for him a week later, after the Russians exited Euro 2012. However, he now looks set to leave the Madjeski in the near future.
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