Gateshead have signed permanently Newcastle United winger Tom Allan.
Allan, whose Newcastle United contract is set to expire on Friday, 1st July, will link up with former Magpie Mike Williamson’s side at the start of next month.
The 22-year-old rose through the ranks at St. James’ Park before making his first team debut in United’s 4-1 FA Cup third round replay win over Rochdale in January 2020 – a game in which Allan provided an assist for Joelinton to net Newcastle’s fourth goal.
In the last two seasons, Allan has spent time out on loan at League One side Accrington Stanley, where he played eight times, and Scottish Championship outfit Greenock Morton, where the former Cramlington Juniors youngster made 11 appearances.
Williamson’s charges are fresh from their National League North title-winning campaign in 2021/22, and Allan will become part of the Heed’s sizeable former Magpies contingent alongside Adam Campbell, Dan Ward, Greg Olley, Louis Storey and Owen Bailey at the International Stadium.