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Reading Target Russian International Veteran Roman Pavlyuchenko

by The Newshound

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Madejski Stadium side chase former Tottenham forward.

Former Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko could return to the Premier League to help Reading stay in the top flight, a year after his transfer to Lokomotiv Moscow.

Pavlyuchenko scored 21 goals in 78 matches during a four-year spell at White Hart Lane and was sold to the Russian club for £8million last January.

The 31-year-old might be playing at the Madejski Stadium from next year as a replacement for fellow Russian Pavel Pogrebnyak, the Mirror reports.

Reading’s owner Anton Zingarevich flew to Moscow last weekend to scout for new talent after Pogrebnyak’s unimpressive performances so far this season.

SOURCE: Evening Standard

When Roman Pavlyuchenko heard of interest from a Premier League side keen on employing his services he will have for a horrible moment have assumed he was the 92nd current or ex-Tottenham man on the Harry Redknapp QPR-radar. Luckily for the Russian international it is Reading who appear to be interested and perhaps the big forward will be tempted by a chance to prove himself in the English top tier.

The 31 year old had something of a nightmare time of it at White Hart Lane for much of his four year spell at the North London club but a move to Lokomotiv Moscow hasn’t perhaps gone as well as he might have hoped.

Pavlyuchenko has netted four goals in nine matches this season but his side is stuck in mid-table and therefore the possibility of a move to England may well be of interest.

The Royals could certainly do with new additions in January and Pavlyuchenko could be the man to spearhead the Reading attack.

One thing though, why is Reading owner Anton Zingarevich being sent to scout talent? Surely a ‘Scout’ would be a more suitable employee to perform such a task?

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