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ISL Auction:Football stars Chhetri, Lyngdoh become Rs 1-cr picks

... HT/TOI:

India football captain Sunil Chhetri and exciting central midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh led the bidding war at the first-ever player auction of the Indian Super League (ISL), with both being bought in excess of Rs 1 crore by Mumbai City FC and Pune City FC, respectively, in Mumbai on Friday.

 
 
 

Star striker Chhetri, who missed the first season of ISL as he was not released by his I-League club Bengaluru FC along with other club mates, was bought for Rs 1.2 crore by Mumbai City FC, Rs 40 lakh over and above his base price of Rs 80 lakh, in a surprisingly low-key bidding involving only two out of the eight teams - Mumbai City FC and Delhi Dynamos.

This was immediately preceded by an intense bidding war among six teams for I-League's top performer Lyngdoh, whose base price of Rs 27.50 lakh appeared to be far less than what he would fetch at the auction and it became true as he was bought for Rs 1.05 crore by Pune City FC, at more than three times his base price.

Goa FC, Kerala Blasters, North East United, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata, Mumbai City FC and Pune City fought for the right to bag the top midfielder before Pune clinched it with their winning bid.

Key Highlights

  • Seityasen Singh sold to NorthEast United FC for Rs 56 lakh

  • Rino Anto sold to Atletico de Kolkata for Rs 90 lakh

  • Karanjit Singh sold to Chennaiyin FC for his base price of Rs 60 lakh

  • Robin Singh sold to Delhi Dynamos FC for Rs 51 lakh

  • Arata Izumi sold to Atletico de Kolkata for Rs 68 lakh

  • Sunil Chhetri sold to Mumbai City FC for a record 1.20 crore

  • Eugeneson Lyngdoh sold to FC Pune City for Rs 1.05 crore

  • Atletico de Kolkata has bid Rs one crore for Eugeneson Lyngdoh

  • Anas Edathodika sold to Delhi Dynamos FC for Rs 41 lakh

  • Thoi Singh sold to Chennaiyin FC for Rs 86 lakh

  • Jackichand Singh sold to FC Pune City for Rs 45 lakh

     

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