Russian international Pavel Pogrebnyak will continue playing in the English Premier League after joining the rookies from Reading.
Free agent Pogrebnyak signed a four-year deal with the club owned by Russian billionaire Anton Zingarevich.
The striker is going to be paid £65,000 a week, which is 15,000 more than at his previous club, Fulham, the English media reports.
"We're delighted,” Brian McDermott, Redaing coach, told the club’s official website. “It's been a long process to get Pavel to the club and now he's officially a Reading player and everyone is looking forward to working with him.”
“Having met Pavel, he is a top guy, his work ethic is excellent and I'm sure he will be very important to our group in the coming years," he added.
The 28-year-old was loaned to Fulham by German side Stuttgart this winter and was quick to establish himself in English football, scoring six goals in 12 games for the Londoners.
Pogrebnyak was part of Russia’s Euro 2012 squad, but made just one appearance in the tournament, coming in as sub in the lost encounter against Greece.
During his career, the Great Po has already scored 112 goals for clubs like Spartak Moscow, FC Tom, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart and Fulham.
In 2008, he became the joint top scorer of the UEFA Cup, helping Zenit lift the trophy.
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