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Matt Smith shocked over Leeds exit

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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.

Smith doesn't understand why he was allowed to leave Elland Road

Smith doesn’t understand why he was allowed to leave Elland Road

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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