Queens Park Rangers have secured international clearance for Taye Taiwo and the defender could make his debut against Aston Villa.
The AC Milan left-back's loan move to Loftus Road was last Tuesday confirmed by the Premier League club and he is now in Mark Hughes' squad as the No.34.
QPR required a work permit for Nigerian Taiwo and that has been granted to mean he could on Wednesday feature at Villa Park.
Hughes has been a long admirer of the 26-year-old and was delighted to have completed the signing.
"I have known of him for a long time and admired him from afar," said the QPR boss at the time of the deal.
"To get him now is a fantastic coup and a real statement of intent that we can attract the quality of player that he is.
"He has got great ability, a good reputation in the game and a great personality."