Matt Smith
Smith became Leeds' first summer signing on Monday.

Leeds United boss Brian McDermott says the club are "very close" to making a second signing this summer after tying up a deal for Oldham Athletic striker Matt Smith.

Smith has penned a two-year deal with the Championship side after scoring 11 goals last season, including in the FA Cup ties against Liverpool and Everton.

The 24 year old represents Leeds' first summer signing and McDermott's maiden addition of his reign in charge, with the ex-Reading boss expecting another new face in the coming days.

"We are still talking and getting closer to a few other deals," McDermott told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "I am very close to another one.

"We are getting close to verbally agreeing another deal and are inches away. My view is that once I have verbally agreed a deal, it's a deal.

"If the person decides that they want to sign somewhere else after they have verbally agreed a deal, then they can go. Because you would not want that person anyway.

"For me, a verbal deal and a shake of hands and it's done.

"Hopefully, we will get the deals done as quick as we can. (But) if we can't get them done until July, we will wait until July."

Leeds have been linked with a move for former Reading striker Noel Hunt, who worked with McDermott during his days with The Royals, as the boss looks to build a squad capable to earning promotion back to the Premier League.

Smith, who netted twice against Liverpool at Boundary Park and scored goals in either tie against Everton, is the first addition to McDermott's squad ahead of the new season after the towering forward turned down the offer a new contract with the Latics.

And McDermott is delighted to have the forward on board at Leeds.

"Matt has an aggressive style about him and is a handful," McDermott added. "You ask David Moyes about him when he was at Everton and Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool. Matt caused them all sorts of problems in the cup games for Oldham last season.

"He also got the League One player of the month award for April at Oldham and I have no qualms about looking at players in that league.

"I just felt it was an absolute no-brainer for us to do."