Davy Propper has been handed glowing praise by two Dutch legends.

The Albion midfielder has illustrious admirers in Marco van Basten and Ruud Gullit.

Van Basten has put him on a par with Frenkie De Jong, his highly-rated national team sidekick who moved from Ajax to Barcelona in the summer.

Propper could play for the Netherlands tonight as they complete their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign at home to Estonia.

He impressed as a half-time sub for Martin De Roon in the 0-0 draw in Northern Ireland which saw the Dutch through to next year’s finals.

Van Basten said: “Propper is handy, fast, agile, technically good and has good insight.

“We are all talking about Frenkie de Jong being such a great player, but I think Pröpper almost of the same kind playing as he did (on Saturday). I think he is really good.”

Gullit, who, like Van Basten, scored to help the Dutch win the Euro final in 1988, said: “I thought the two of them (De Jong and Propper) were really good at playing, so you got control over the game.”

Albion fans will hope Propper emerges from tonight’s fixture fit and well to face Leicester, the team against whom he scored his only Premier League goal to date last season.

Fellow midfielder Steven Alzate could play for Colombia when they face Ecuador in New Jersey at 1am tomorrow, our time.

A Colombian FA spokesman said Alzate will not fly back to England until the following day.

That is likely to leave Albion to check on him on Thursday in the run-up to the clash against the in-form Foxes.