will decide where he moves

Leeds striker Alan Smith has expressed dismay at the fact that the struggling Premier League club ahave hired an agent to help them sell their star players.

Smith, who along with fellow striker Mark Viduka, is probably the most marketable asset at the club, believes he should have the right to choose his next club.

“If I have to leave – and that is not certain – it will be to a club of my choice,” Smith said.

“I love this club and yet it seems they’ve appointed an agent to sell me somewhere I might not want to go.”

Leeds remain in the bottom three, a position they have occupied for most of the season and relegation seems inevitable. If they do go down to Division One a number of clubs, notably Newcastle and Middlesbrough, would be interested in signing the England international.

“We obviously cannot do anything until the end of the season with regard to the players,” said Gerald Krasner, Leeds chairman.

“All I would say is, if there are clubs interested then they should declare their interest.”