‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung (Heungkuk Life Insurance) declared an extension of her active duty. Now, interest is focused on Kim Yeon-kyung’s remaining life in Heungkuk or her transfer to another team.
Kim Yeon-kyung declared an active duty extension at the Dodram 2022/2023 V-League Awards Ceremony press conference held at the Grand Hyatt in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul at 4:00 pm on the 10th. Although she contemplated retirement, she decided to continue her active career due to the aspirations of her fans and family.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who has now become a free agent (FA), can freely negotiate with the original team Heungkuk Life Insurance as well as the 6 V-League teams until 6 pm on the 22nd. In the next two weeks, all attention is focused on Kim Yeon-kyung’s choice.
Kim Yeon-kyung drew a line to advance overseas. He said, “I want to stay in Korea because I am old and living in a foreign country is difficult. He doesn’t have much time left with the fans.” Even if he transfers, he is possible within the V-League.
He also specifically set out the conditions for his next destination. It’s just a combined win.
Kim Yeon-kyung has not achieved a combined championship for 14 years since the 2008/2009 season. He sat down at the threshold of the combined championship in the last 2020/2021 and 2022/2023 seasons. He has a stronger will because he has not won a close game even going to the 5th set of the 5th game this season.
He is willing to take a pay cut as well. Since the V-League is subject to a salary cap, you cannot recklessly set your annual salary high. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “Even if I lower the conditions, it is possible if I have the power to win. There is also a bad gaze to lower. It’s okay to go where you want to win, but if you can endure it. I don’t know yet.”
Wherever Kim Yeon-kyung goes, she is a strong contender. Heungkuk Life Insurance, who placed 6th in the previous season, was immediately mentioned as a candidate for the championship just by joining Kim Yeon-kyung, and even won the regular league championship. Because he cannot win the championship alone, it is also important to work with colleagues who will work together.
Kim Yeon-kyung said, “There are players who want to go with me. It’s not going as hoped. Because we know each other well and are close to each other, that kind of story comes out. My decision is important,” she said. “It is also important to have a vision and ideas that the team wants. There is a salary cap. There are a lot of restrictions because you have to recruit within it. Of course, I will think about it and consider it,” she said cautiously. 토스카지노
Usually, a free agent contract is for three years. Kim Yeon-kyung is thinking of 1-2 years, not 3 years. He said, “I don’t think about three years. He is likely to sign a contract within a year or two. He doesn’t think his active service life is three years. Compensation also occurs,” he said, drawing a line on the three-year theory. He took into account the fact that he is 35 years old, which is not a small age.
Even if it is long, Kim Yeon-kyung must decide her future by the 22nd. His choice alone will shake the competition in the V-League next season. Attention is focusing on whether his choice will lead to the joy of winning next season.