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Fulham transfer news: Pavel Pogrebnyak wants to play Premier League football next season
Fulham, Aston Villa and Reading target Pavel Pogrebnyak wants to secure a permanent switch to England after enjoying his last six months at Craven Cottage.
Despite a successful spell at Craven Cottage, where the Russian scored six goals in 12 games, a permanent contract has not been agreed yet with Aston Villa and Reading reportedly interested in the striker.
“After three or four months, I feel that I have found my place in England and I want to play in this league,” Pogrebnyak told Sport-Express.
“I feel great desire and strength inside me and my age will not work against me.
“We couldn’t agree anything with Fulham so far, but I hope everything will be alright.
“If I don’t play for Fulham, I hope to find another team.
“It would be good to sort this out before the European Championship, because there is a risk there. Anything could happen, and if you get injured then no-one will want to sign you.
“Last year I said I didn’t want to go back to Russia and since then Russian football hasn’t really progressed.
“If you play in England, that’s the best thing that can happen to you. You have to take this chance.”