One of the big transfer deadline deals for Wolverhampton Wanderers was the transfer of Jean-Ricner Bellegarde for €15m or so.

The midfielder arrived as a replacement for Matheus Nunes, sold to Manchester City, and there will be some quite big expectations placed on his shoulders once he makes his way into Gary O’Neil’s side.

What was clear, however, was how badly his old club missed the new Wolves signing, as they lost to OGC Nice 2-0 on Sunday, with ex-teammate, midfielder Jessy Deminguet. speaking about the player’s exit after the game, relayed by Alsa’Sports.

Asked whether he felt there had been a big absence in the squad, clearly referring to Bellegarde and his transfer to Molineux, he made it clear it was not to blame.

He said: “It’s the transfer window, it’s been like that for years and this type of situation happens often. We prepared the game as normal. We also discovered that Jeanjean was leaving and we were obviously disappointed because he’s a good player, but it’s part of football.”

Bellegarde was not able to immediately jump into action over the weekend when Wolves lost 3-2 to Crystal Palace in London, but there is a good chance he will be able to play in the next game, which will see his new side welcome Liverpool at Molineux.

In fact, those will be the kind of games he will have made the transfer for.