De Silva joins Roda JC on loan

Youngster Daniel De Silva has finalised a loan deal with Dutch Eredivisie club Roda JC Kerkrade.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder, who recentlly joined Italian giants Roma, has been loaned to the Dutch club for two seasons.

De Silva is the third Australian to link up with the club, join Socceroos striker Tomi Juric and ex-Perth Glory and Central Coast Mariners midfielder Rostyn Griffiths at Roda.

De Silva made his debut in the Hyundai A-league as the second youngest player ever at only 15 years of age and made a total of 33 first team appearances for Glory.

De Silva has also represented Australia at youth level on numerous occasions including a man of the match performance in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup scoring a goal as a 16-yea-old in a 1-1 draw with Colombia.

Roda JC Kerkrade Managing Director Wim Collard was verypleased to have a young talent like De Silva join the club.

 “We are very pleased that Daniel has come to enforce our team. We can use him for several positions on the midfield and internationally he is known for his great talent. I expect that he will bring us a lot of joy and success in the coming two seasons.”

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