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OFFICIAL: Tom Allan to leave Newcastle on a free, join Gateshead

Another expiring-contract man bolting off Tyneside

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Newcastle United just confirmed the exit of Tom Allan from the club after the lad agreed to a permanent deal with National League side Gateshead. There will be no fee paid to Newcastle as the player’s current contract is experin on Friday, 1st July.

Allan will proceed to join former NUFC Mike Williamson’s team after the english lad signed with the club in 2018, spent a one year over there exclusively playing, and then took on the head coach position too on a dual-role basis from the 2019 season on. Mike played in St James’ Park for all of the 2010-2016 span appearing in 150 games and scoring one goal.

With this sale, Allan will definitely find a more suitable place to showcase his talents that an already packed—and still without summer signings announced—Newcastle senior side in which his opportunities would have remained very limited—if available at all.

Allan has his youth in his favor, though, as he’s just a 22-year-old kid far from entering his prime and reaching his peak years. He has spent time out at Accrington Stanley (in England) and Greenock Mornot (in Scotland) before deciding to move on from Newcastle entirely this summer and signing on a permanent basis with Gateshead, thus getting into some stable professional situation.

Good luck, Tom!