Reading star committed despite transfer rumours
Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak says that he is fully committed to the club, despite speculation surrounding his future.
The Russian front-man moved to the Madejski Stadium last summer, after seeing out a short-term contract with Fulham.
Despite a relatively successful time in Berkshire, Pogrebnyak’s future is far from certain, with rumours circulating that he could return to his homeland with Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
However, the 29-year-old played down talk of a move away from the club, insisting that he is focused on helping in the Royals in their quest for Premier League survival:
“The season is not over, so it would be too soon to talk about the future.” He is quoted by Sky Sports via Sport-Express.
“Now, I focus on helping Reading to get important points in the Premier League.”
Pogrebnyak has netted five goals for Reading this term, but has been unable to prevent the club from slipping to 19th place in the league.
He spent two seasons with Zenit earlier in his career, before moving to Germany to play for Stuttgart.
The Russian giants are believed to be keen to bring their former man back, and could pull off a swoop should Reading fail to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.