Former Leeds striker Matt Smith has said he is extremely surprised at being sold to Fulham before Monday night’s transfer deadline.
The 25-year-old left Elland Road for the Cottagers late on Monday night in a deal thought to be worth around £750,000, despite signing a new three-year contract with the Yorkshire club less than two weeks ago.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post following the move down to London, Smith said: “Obviously since signing a new contract, I would have to say it’s been a bit of a surprise to be honest.
“Going into the signing, I was under the premise I was a massive part of the plans going forward and I was very humbled and excited at the prospect.
“For whatever reason; I still to this day don’t quite understand; I heard I was on a shortlist of players looking to be off-loaded.”
Smith joined Leeds last summer from Oldham and scored 14 goals in 43 appearances last season.
He had looked to have been a part of the club’s plans this term but since the sacking of Dave Hockaday was obviously deemed surplus to requirements.
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