The French winger's first year on Tyneside was hampered by injuries but the 23-year-old has promised to improve ahead of the new Premier League campaign
The 23-year-old suffered numerous injuries following his move to Tyneside from Manchester United last summer and has yet to really get his Magpies career off the ground.
He also found himself on the periphery of Pardew's squad after the emergence of compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa and the arrival of Papiss Cisse in January.
But, after having regained his fitness during the close season, Obertan believes he is now ready to become an asset to the Toon.
Obertan told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle: "I am looking forward to finding some rhythm and coming back fully fit.
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"I showed last season I can play different positions when needed. But you just want to play your part no matter where that is.
"You are always looking to improve and catch the manager's eye."
Pardew has in fact challenged the former Bordeaux player to take next season by the scruff of the neck and become a star of the team.
And the Frenchman insisted he is looking forward to proving himself, adding: "As a first-team player you have to prove all the time what you can do in front of the manager.
"No matter if that's in training, friendly games, reserve games or first team."