Gateshead have announced that winger Wes York has agreed a two-year deal at the International Stadium.
York, who turned 23 on Tuesday, was released by league rivals Wrexham last week.
He becomes Neil Aspin’s first permanent signing as Gateshead boss, the pair having met to complete paperwork yesterday.
York has been an almost ever-present for the Dragons over the last two seasons, netting 18 goals in ninety appearances all told.
Originally from Leicester, he first made a name for himself at Nuneaton Town, a member of the Boro squad who won promotion to the National League in 2012.
He followed former Nuneaton manager Kevin Wilkin to the Racecourse Ground ahead of the 2014/15 campaign.
York struck twice on his debut for Wrexham, and also scored in the Dragons’ dramatic Third Round FA Trophy win on Tyneside last February.
Having released a number of players himself last week, boss Aspin is thrilled to land his first new recruit.
He said: “I’m pleased to get the first new player signed.
“Wes possesses a lot of pace. He can play on either wing or up front, and he can chip in with a few goals.
“He gives us a few options, and he’s still only young, as well.”