The Frenchman has had to wait THREE YEARS to make his league debut for the Magpies.
Mehdi Abeid told nufcTV: "It's just unreal.
"You don't know how happy I am to play for this club and to prove myself. But I couldn't be as good if my team-mates weren't with me helping me every day.
"The last four years hasn't been easy for me. I was just patient, I tried to work every day to be successful, and now I have to enjoy my time in the Premier League.
"I had to grow up as a player and as a man. What I did, I was really patient, I was working really hard. My loans were a really good experience for me, I learned a lot and today, I am really pleased to be playing for Newcastle.
"I want to play against the big players to judge myself, to learn every day. That's how we learn, to play against big players, and I am happy with what I have done this week."