Reports that Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak is having even more added to his wage packet this summer are not true, according to Get Reading.
Pogrebnyak joined the Royals in 2012 following their promotion to the Premier League, and was signed by Russian owner Anton Zingarevich, who convinced him to join but also put him on enormous wages.
A report in the Daily Mail last week claimed that the Russian was to have his wages upped to £55,000-a-week, meaning he’d be the highest paid striker in the Championship – despite only scoring 20 goals in two season.
As part of his contract, which was signed as a four-year deal, he was supposedly to get a loyalty bonus in his fourth year which would see his wages rise.
But Get Reading understands that this simply isn’t true, and that though Pogrebynak is on huge wages for a second tier side, he isn’t earning the amount the Mail claim he is.
They also note that the article claiming these figures has since been deleted.
Reading fans… What do you make of this news? Are you pleased to see that the Pog isn’t earning as much as £55,000? Let us know in the comments below.