Ursene Mouanda has joined Blyth Spartans on loan for the entirety of the 2019-20 season.
Mouanda, who signed for South Shields a year ago, made 26 appearances last term.
The midfielder will now be given the opportunity to continue his footballing education with Lee Clark’s National League North side.
South Shields joint-manager Lee Picton said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for Ursene to get some much-needed experience and game-time at a very good level.
“We will be monitoring his progress throughout the season and he remains very much a South Shields player who we rate very highly.
“We look forward to seeing his development and wish him all the best for his time with Blyth Spartans.”