De Silva returns to the South West

The Bulls have sealed a major coup with the signing of creative midfielder Daniel De Silva, who returns to the club for the 2023/24 Isuzu UTE A-League season. De Silva became a free agent after the expiration of his contract at the end of last season but has decided to return to the Bulls after lengthy talks with head coach, Mile Sterjovski.

His new deal is a significant boost to the Bulls’ attacking stocks after the club pulled out all stops to retain De Silva despite competing with interest from abroad. Bulls head coach Mile Sterjovski singled out the attacking midfielder as one of the club’s primary targets during the off-season and was delighted to have recruited De Silva for another season.

“We know he had opportunities overseas but we are happy to have convinced him to come back to the Bulls,” Sterjovski said.

“While he was free to explore other opportunities abroad, having Danny on board for next season was always a priority for us and we never gave up hope of signing him.”

“We want to keep quality players at our club who are driven to succeed. That he’s decided to come back to the Bulls speaks volumes of what we are trying to do here.”

In signing for the Bulls, the 26-year-old former Olyroo and Young Socceroo cited Sterjovski’s attacking style and the role he will play this season, ahead of the club’s first ever tilt at Asia with the AFC Cup.

“I am very excited to be back at the Bulls and looking forward to playing again in Campbelltown in front of our incredible fans,” De Silva said.

“I am looking forward to working with Mile, the project he is building at the Bulls and the role he wants me to play. I believe the club will have great success and I am very happy to be a part of that.”