Albion are weighing up the next step for Tudor Baluta – as he aims to dump England out of the Euros.

The 20-year-old defensive midfielder is hoping for a Premier League chance after completing a loan spell back in his native Romania.

He scored and earned man-of-the-match ratings on his debut for Romania under-21s when they thrashed Croatia 4-1 in the European Championships on Tuesday.

A repeat result and performance against England in Cesena today (5.30pm) would almost certainly send Adie Boothroyd’s team home.

It would also leave Albion with a hot property on their hands.

Baluta is reported to be of interest to Udinese and Watford.

The Argus understands what happens now for Baluta and Slovenian striker Jan Mlakar is being discussed by top men at Albion.

Both signed long-term contracts at the end of the January window and were allowed to stay with their clubs on loan until the summer.

Mlakar, who is also 20, finished the season with 13 goals for Maribor in the Slovenian top flight.

But Baluta, who signed a three-year contract and cost a potentially bargain £2.7 million, is the player attracting most attention of the two.

Gheorghe Hagi, the Romanian midfield legend who is in charge of Baluta’s previous club Viitoria Constanta, believes he is a “genius”.

Hagi said after the win over Croatia: “Baluta was fantastic, it was brilliant.

“I said he was more complete than Gica Popescu.”

Albion could send Baluta out on loan again or throw him into their Premier League squad.

Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali said: “I can't forgive myself for not buying Baluta before Brighton did. He'll be worth 200 million euros.”