A more intense season than ever is predicted. As the free agency market heats up, the power levels of the seven clubs are being leveled.
Pepper Savings Bank announced the recruitment of outside hitter Park Jung-ah on the 17th. Park Jeong-ah, who was the main player in winning the road construction last season, handed over the highest amount (775 million won) in women’s volleyball. Park Jung-ah, captain of the national team, is second only to Kim Yeon-kyung in terms of offensive power among domestic players. He is also excellent in blocking ability, making use of his height (1m87cm).
It is a strong recruitment for Pepper, who stayed at the bottom for two consecutive years with only 3 wins and 28 losses in the first year of its establishment and 5 wins and 31 losses last season. Pepper Savings Bank also recruited Chae Seon-ah, Park Jung-ah’s motive for entering the professional league, for a total of 300 million won over three years. Chae Seon-ah, who is an outside hitter like Park Jung-ah, is an excellent defensive player. Pepper Savings Bank also caught internal free agents Oh Ji-young as a libero and Han-bi Lee as an outside hitter. We are already looking forward to the gust of pepper, which will be created by the new Aachen Kim, a former US college league leader.
IBK Industrial Bank, which ranked 6th last season, also signed Hwang Min-kyung on the 18th for a total of 900 million won over two years after negotiating with several free agents. With the addition of Hwang Min-kyung, defense and receiving were reinforced. 5th place GS Caltex signed a contract with FA Jung Dae-young for a total of 300 million won for one year. Jung Dae-young, who is the oldest active player but ranked 3rd in blocking, returned to GS after 9 years. He ended up building a high wall with Han Su-ji.
In contrast to the low-ranking teams, the top-tier teams are struggling. The winning team, which had five FAs, is likely to retain Bae Yu-na and Moon Jeong-won, but Park Jeong-ah and Jeong Dae-young left. Runner-up team Heungkuk Life Insurance caught Kim Yeon-kyung, but there is no additional recruitment other than Kim Su-ji. In fact, if compensation players are given out, it is expected that it will stop at the level of maintaining power.
3rd place Hyundai Engineering & Construction brought Kim Yeon-kyung and tried to reorganize the outside heater team, but the idea was twisted. In the process, even Hwang Min-kyung was missed. 4th place KGC Ginseng Corporation signed a contract with domestic rabbit Yeom Hye-seon and Han Song-i, but foreign player Elisabeth left and desperately needs to strengthen its offensive power. Lee So-young also underwent shoulder surgery, making it difficult to join at the beginning of the season.
The biggest player, Kim Yeon-kyung, has remained, but the FA market is hot this year. Last year, Lee Go-eun was the only one who changed the team, but four players have already changed their uniforms even though the market has not yet ended. The nomination of the compensation player is also expected to be a fierce battle of notice.
There are variables. The Asian Quarter, which will be held on the 21st, and tryouts for foreign players. In the Asian Quarter, which is being implemented for the first time, the order is selected by lottery regardless of the rankings of the previous season. Players from Thailand, Indonesia, and Japan participate, and the player who receives the most attention is Thai national setter Phonpun Gedpard. Teams with weak setters are expecting the first and second picks.
However,먹튀검증 there are many evaluations that the level of participating players is not satisfactory overall. There is a possibility that the team that is pushed to the 6th or 7th place due to the lack of ‘bead luck’ will not be selected at all.
Next month, tryouts for foreign players will be held for the first time since Corona 19. In the meantime, there were many difficulties because it was conducted non-face-to-face, but this time, we were able to directly check the skills of the players in Turkiye Istanbul. There are many coaches whose contracts expire next season. Naturally, trades to strengthen the team even a little bit are expected to increase. Unlike the 2022-23 season, when the gap between the top and bottom ranks was large, this is why a close match is already expected.