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Dave Edwards: Bellegarde could prove a superb piece of business for Wolves

I’m really excited about Jean-Ricner Bellegarde and what he could bring to Wolves.

The recruitment of Jean-Ricner Bellegarde, from Strasbourg, and Tommy Doyle from Manchester City, offers Wolves something different (Getty)

Having watched some footage of him, he could add to an area in which Wolves have been weak.

Last season, he scored a couple goals but he got nine assists – which shows he can consistently provide.

What I like most about him is he’s very different to what Wolves have in the squad. Whether he plays in central midfield or as a wide midfielder, in the mould of Matheus Nunes, I think he’s very different to what they have.

His main attribute is his raw pace and ability to shift the ball and move quickly over the first three or four yards, to take himself away from defenders.

That is such an asset to have when you play as a midfielder because of the way he can turn defence into attack.

To have that powerful runner is really exciting. He is athletic and can go box-to-box. He does both sides of the game really well from what I’ve seen and read.