Reading have completed the signing of Pavel Pogrebnyak.
The Russian international enjoyed an impressive second half of last season on loan at Fulham, who were expected to make the move permanent.
However, the recently promoted Royals have stepped in to take Pogrebnyak on a free transfer, following the expiry of his contract at Stuttgart.
“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," boss Brian McDermott told the club's website.
"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."
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