AFC Fylde is thrilled to announce that striker Gold Omotayo has signed a deal with the Coasters ahead of the 2023/24 National League campaign.
After a very successful season in front of goal, Gold puts pen to paper on a two-year deal at Mill Farm with the Coasters holding the option of a further year in their favour.
The 6ft4 forward is an exciting addition to the ranks at Mill Farm, with the Swiss-born man arriving after scoring 22 goals in 41 National League North games for King’s Lynn in 22/23.
Beginning his career as a goalkeeper in the youth setup at FC Zurich, Omotayo quickly hit the ground running as Striker when he moved to England to sign for Whitehawk in 2017/18 before impressing and turning professional with Bury a year later.
From there, Gold featured for the likes of Maidstone United, Yeovil Town, FC Halifax Town, Gloucester City and Wrexham before joining King’s Lynn in 2021.
Off the back of a superb season for the Norfolk-based club, Gold earned himself a place in the 22/23 National League North Team of the Year and now becomes the Coasters’ fourth new summer signing.
After witnessing Gold’s signature, Director of Football Chris Beech said:
“With exciting challenges ahead for the football club after promotion to the National League, it’s vital we support the build of our current squad with player acquisitions that bring individual skill sets, as well as enhancing our philosophy and representing the AFC Fylde DNA.
“Working diligently within financial parameters and Gold agreeing and committing to the Club shows we are on the right path – he will add many dimensions to the team, including a winning mentality, presence and commitment to the cause.
“Over the last two seasons, Gold has been on an upward curve, with his goal return throughout the 2022/23 season especially being a standout.
“Looking beyond that, you can see his instincts, movement and techniques, which will add further skill sets to our attacking options and our overall team performance.
“He will help us be stronger in set play dominance by giving the team a focal point and platform to utilise, bringing others into the game.
“What became quite clear early on in negotiations was his ambition and endearing personality, which will stand him in good stead both with his teammates and our supporters on this journey.
“Our culture, values and working environment are very important factors in supporting our opportunity to be successful as a team. I do not doubt that Gold will add value both on and off the pitch to our overall objectives.
“I would like to personally thank our chairman for supporting the deal, and I’m sure you Coasters will join me in wishing Gold a very warm welcome to AFC Fylde.”
Gold expressed his delight and said: “I’m absolutely delighted to sign for the Club. It’s been a very eventful 48 hours, and I’m now buzzing that it’s all done.
“I can’t wait to meet the lads, staff and supporters and get started.”
Gold will wear the number 11 shirt during his time at Mill Farm.
Welcome to AFC Fylde, Gold!