The professional volleyball 2023 free agent (FA) negotiation period, which was as hot as the regular league, is over.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced the contract results as soon as the deadline for FA negotiations ended at 6:00 pm on the 22nd.
In the 2023 women’s free agency market where 20 people obtained FA qualifications, 5 people moved to a new team, and 15 people remained with their current team.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who received the most attention among all professional volleyball free agents, signed a contract with Heungkuk Life Insurance for a total of 775 million won (475 million won in annual salary, 300 million won in options) for a one-year contract period.
As Kim Yeon-kyung, who received offers from multiple clubs, chose to stay, the free agency market moved more actively.
Park Jung-ah, who led Korea Expressway Corporation’s 2022-2023 season championship, received special treatment of 775 million won in annual compensation (475 million won in annual salary, 300 million won in options) and 2.325 billion won in total for 3 years. He signed a contract with the club Pepper Savings Bank.
Pepper Savings Bank, which ranked last for two consecutive seasons, recruited KGC Ginseng Corporation’s outside heater Chae Seon-ah for 3 years and up to 300 million won, and internal free agents outside heater Lee Han-bi (3 years, up to 1.06 billion won) and libero Oh Ji-young (3 years). A total of 1 billion won) was also caught and emerged as the most noteworthy team in the 2023-2024 season.
Jeong Dae-young, the ‘unforgiving middle blocker’ who was in charge of the center of the road construction, signed a contract with GS Caltex for up to 300 million won per year.
Jung Dae-young, along with Han Song-i, who signed a contract with Ginseng Corporation for an annual average of 210 million won, succeeded in signing the 6th FA contract, the most tie in the women’s division.
Kim Su-ji, who left IBK Industrial Bank of Korea and wore a Heungkuk Life uniform with Kim Yeon-kyung, a ‘best friend’ (up to 930 million won in 3 years), and Hwang Yeon-joo, who signed a remaining contract with Hyundai Engineering & Construction for a total of 224 million won over 2 years, 5th individual free agent contract did
Hwang Min-kyung, an outside heater who played for Hyundai E&C, signed a two-year contract with IBK Industrial Bank for a total annual fee of 450 million won (annual salary of 320 million won, option of 130 million won).
Among the five transfer students, three, including Park Jeong-ah, Kim Su-ji, and Hwang Min-kyung, are grade A (annual salary of 100 million won or more last season), and Dae-young Jeong and Seon-ah Chae are grade B (an annual salary of less than 100 million won or more than 50 million won last season). 스포츠토토
The club that recruited the A-class player must deliver the list of protected players (6 including FA recruited players) to the original club by noon on the 23rd.
The original team is compensated by choosing ‘200% of the previous season’s annual salary and one compensation player other than the protected player’ or ‘300% of the previous season’s annual salary’ of the A-class free agent who left the team.
GS Caltex and Pepper Savings Bank, which recruited Group B players, pay 300% of the previous season’s annual salary to the original team.