The young attacking midfielder has attracted interest from clubs in Europe.
Perth Glory chairman Tony Sage has slapped a £1 million price tag on teenage star Daniel De Silva in an attempt to ward off potential suitors.
The 16-year-old’s talent came to attention last season after making his A-League debut at the tender age of 15, catching the eye of a number of overseas scouts, and was reportedly keen on a move to Everton having trained with the English Premier League club.
However a rejected visa application vetoed that dream and led to him signing a two-year deal with Glory and Sage warned any clubs wishing to sign the future star will have to stump up six-figures.
“You wouldn’t sell Danny for less than a million dollars,” The West report him as saying on 6PR last week.
“That million dollars then goes into the club and then we can develop other younger players coming through.
“It does go around and go around. The only disappointing thing is the WA public or the Australian public don’t get to see these stars week-in, week-out in our league.
“They see them in the EPL or the European league. That’s the only difficulty, but it is a very, very transient sport.”
De Silva, who reportedly attracted the attention of European giants Inter Milan and Manchester United at a Nike All-Asia Football Camp in February, is expected to fight for a spot in Alistair Edward’s attacking line-up next season.