Kim Yeon-kyung, who obtained the first free agent (FA) qualification in the professional volleyball V-League, is expected to remain with the original team Heungkuk Life Insurance.
According to the volleyball world on the 16th, Kim Yeon-kyung rejected the recruitment offer from multiple clubs and made up her mind to remain at Heungkuk Life Insurance after much thought. In fact, Heungkuk Life Insurance is said to be coordinating detailed negotiations with Kim Yeon-kyung.
Kim Yeon-kyung is the biggest player in the FA market this time. He, who drew great attention with his retirement preview remarks last February, declared his active career extension after the championship match.
Now in his mid-30s, his skills are still top of the V-League.
Kim Yeon-kyung played an active role this season, ranking 5th in regular league scoring (669 points) and 1st in overall attack (45.75% success rate). He was named round MVP only four times. Although the affiliated team, Heungkuk Life Insurance, failed to win the championship match, they won the regular league MVP unanimously.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who enjoyed some of the glory as an individual, such as becoming the 5th MVP in her personal career, said at the professional volleyball 2022-23 season awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt Seoul Hotel in Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the 10th바카라사이트, “I want to join a team that can win a unified championship.” He also revealed his wish, but he is expected to remain with Heungkuk Life Insurance and once again challenge for a combined championship.
If Kim Yeon-kyung remains, coach Marcello Abondanza will also gain great strength.
Coach Abondanza, who is considered a world-renowned master, took the baton of Heungkuk Life Insurance, which was shaking without an official command tower in February, and led the team to first place in the regular league, but lost to Korea Expressway Corporation in the championship match, leaving regret.
However, because he was appointed in the second half of the season, he could only lead the team in 7 regular league games. Maybe it’s not enough time to show your volleyball color.
If his disciple Kim Yeon-kyung, who had finally obtained FA qualification, left Heungkuk Life Insurance, coach Abondanza could find himself in a difficult situation. Fortunately, Kim Yeon-kyung’s chances of staying are increased, so he can gain momentum again in the challenge of winning the V-League next season.
In particular, Kim Yeon-kyung and coach Abondanza already have good memories of winning together on the European stage. From 2013 to 2017, coach Abondanza coached Kim Yeon-kyung at Fenerbahce, showing good teamwork by winning two league titles and once reaching the top of the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Champions League.
If Kim Yeon-kyung remains and serves as the team’s focal point next season, and coach Abondanza’s full-fledged leadership is added to this, expectations for achieving the goal of a unified championship are expected to grow.