Newcastle ace Cheick Tiote has finally arrived in England after a delay in getting his visa renewed.
Tiote has not been able to link up with Newcastle since their pre-season tour of America.
He has since been forced to train with United physio Derek Wright in Ghana - where the Ivorian embassy is - until his paperwork has come through.
Despite missing some crucial parts of pre-season, Tiote is expected to go straight into the side for the opening game of the season against Arsenal.
And Alan Pardew has now confirmed that he has no issues with bringing Tiote straight into his side.
"We'll have no problems with Cheick, he will be able to pick the ball up and get straight back into things," said Pardew.