Bart Verbruggen will welcome another fellow Dutchman to Albion.

And he would love it to happen with their nation crowned as Euro 2024 winners.

The Seagulls No.1 aims to keep England at bay in tonight’s semi-final.

He has earned praise for his performances in the Holland team who take on Gareth Southgate’s side in Dortmund (8pm).

Verbruggen revealed he has been in contact with compatriot Mats Wieffer, the defensive midfielder who has signed for Albion in a £25 million deal from Feyenoord.

Wieffer missed out on the tournament due to injury but got in touch with Verbruggen in Germany ahead of a move which also sees him link up with compatriots Joel Veltman and Jan Paul van Hecke.

Verbruggen said: “He sent me a message. ‘What it’s like there, what kind of club is it?’.

“That kind of thing. I gave my honest opinion and it was very positive.

“Luckily for us at Brighton, he’s coming our way.

“Brighton is just a fantastic club, a club that is growing.

“We’ve seen that in recent years.

“I think it’s a fantastic environment for boys to develop and get better so I think it will also be a very good place and a super good step for Mats.”

Verbruggen made it clear he was not asked by Albion management for his views on Wieffer.

The goalkeeper will now be firmly focussed on national team affairs as the Dutch look to beat an England team for whom all 26 squad members trained yesterday.

Holland’s travel plans were disrupted when their train from Wolfsburg was cancelled. The delay meant their eve-of-match press conference was called off and they opted to fly to Dortmund instead.