Due to Kim Yeon-kyung, who became a free agent (FA), the V-League Women’s transfer market is fluctuating. Her remark that she will go to a team that can win even if it costs her ransom is shaking the market.
At the press conference for the V-League Awards Ceremony on the 10th, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Now I want to go to a team that can win a combined championship.” There are negative views on the part of lowering the salary, but I think it will be okay if it is something I can endure.”
Fortunately, there are many high-quality players in the FA market this time. In Korea Expressway Corporation, the winning team in the championship match, four A-class players, including Park Jeong-ah, Bae Yu-na, Moon Jeong-won, and Jeon Sae-yan, obtained FA status. Hwang Min-gyeong and Kim Yeon-gyeon of Hyundai E&C, Yeom Hye-seon of KGC Ginseng Corporation, and Kim Su-ji of IBK Industrial Bank are also mobile resources.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “There are some players who want to play together. But just because we want to run doesn’t mean we can all run together. First of all, my decision is the most important. It is important what kind of vision the team plays volleyball with. I don’t know which team will recruit which player, but we are considering everything.”
It is interpreted as a willingness to select a team that is not only recruiting one Kim Yeon-kyung, but a team that has the overall power of the team, and furthermore, actively plays in this transfer market.
Looking at this remark alone, it seems likely that he will leave Heungkuk Life Insurance. However, there is room to see that Kim Yeon-kyung, who is good at negotiations, left the same message for Heungkuk Life Insurance.
Kim Yeon-kyung cited ‘adaptation’ as one of the conditions for transfer. He had a lot of bad things with Heungkuk Life Insurance, but the team also found stability with the appointment of manager Marcello Abondanza.
Moreover, there is a high possibility that Kim Yeon-kyung will retire after playing for about one more year. Since the possibility of a multi-year contract is not high, if Heungkuk Life Insurance catches a big fish like Baeyu or Jeong-do in the free agency market, the probability of Kim Yeon-kyung also remaining will rise sharply. It is difficult to say for sure that we are looking for a new team.
An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said, “We also confirmed Kim Yeon-kyung’s interview. First of all, you need to actively talk with Kim Yeon-kyung. We are also willing to recruit additional resources from the FA market. I will do my best to stay Kim Yeon-kyung.” 안전놀이터
Currently, Kim Yeon-kyung seems to be receiving attention from at least 2-3 teams. She has ample room for further expansion depending on market conditions.
Kim Yeon-kyung is still the best player in the V-League. He recorded the most points by a domestic player this season as well, and showed the highest level of skill in defense. He did the same in the championship match.
If you embrace Kim Yeon-kyung, the war between each team to recruit Kim Yeon-kyung is expected to intensify as you become a championship candidate in an instant.