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Never expected to be the costliest player of HIL, says Fuerste

Ace German striker Moritz Fuerste had never expected to become the costliest player of Hockey India League (HIL) and the star playmaker, who was sold for USD 105000, is more than excited to be a part of the Kalinga Lancers squad.

The midfielder had a base price of USD 30,000 and at one point Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards were leading the race in securing the two-time Olympic champion during the auction held here earlier in the week. However, the Lancers entered the race much later, when the bid was in USD 90,000, to steal <g data-gr-id="15">Fuerste</g> for the highest price.

“I never expected anything like that. I am more than excited and I am very happy to play for Kalinga Lancers,” <g data-gr-id="19">Fuerste</g> said <g data-gr-id="20">Bhasha</g> in an email interview when asked about if he was expecting such a whopping amount. “It seems that Kalinga Lancers are a very professional franchise. Dilip Tirkey (mentor) is a key figure and also Mark Hager is a great coach. And I already worked with team manager David John so it looks like a great set up,” he said about his new team. 
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