There is only one negotiating team… When will the FA contract announcement between Kim Yeon-kyung and Heungkuk Life Insurance be announced?

April 16, 2023 0 Comments

The ‘Volleyball Empress’, who chose to extend her active service instead of retirement, is currently negotiating alone with Heungkuk Life Insurance, a member of the original club. 

In the V-League, Kim Yeon-kyung, who became the first individual free agent (FA), received offers from more than one club. At first, the possibility of transferring to another club was highly predicted. Negotiations were also conducted that way. Although Kim Yeon-kyung has passed his heyday, he ranked first in the regular season’s attack success rate (45.76%) and ranked 5th overall in scoring (669 points, 1st in domestic players). He also played a big role in receiving (8th) and defense (10th). 

Kim Yeon-kyung cited ‘a team with the ability to win’ as the top priority condition for the FA contract. I decided to take into account the reinforcement of my strength for the upcoming season. In particular, the atmosphere of negotiations with Hyundai E&C seemed to be moving positively. 

However, the atmosphere changed when coach Marcello Abondanza stepped forward. Immediately after the championship match, coach Abondanza said, “I want to work with Kim Yeon-kyung next season as well.” I was moved by the persuasion of director Kim Yeon-kyung’s Abondanza. 

It is known that Kim Yeon-kyung politely conveyed her opinion of ‘contract review’ to Hyundai E&C, which actively proposed recruitment. This is because Hyundai E&C also has three internal free agents, and it is necessary to reorganize the free agent contract strategy depending on whether or not to catch yourself. 

In fact, Kim Yeon-kyung is the only one negotiating with the Heungkuk Life Insurance team. An official from Kim Yeon-kyung said, “The contract with Heungkuk Life Insurance has not been finalized yet. I can’t say ‘Heungkuk Life Remains Confirmed’.” It is true that we decided to discuss it.”

Even after a day and a half, there is still no news of the FA contract between Kim Yeon-kyung and Heungkuk Life Insurance. The maximum amount that can be received (775 million won) is fixed. However, there are still areas to negotiate additionally, such as recruiting additional free agents or supporting players. 

An official from Heungkuk Life Insurance said,토토사이트 “Details are still being discussed.” It is not possible to confirm Kim Yeon-kyung’s stay until the contract is clearly signed, but it is expected that she will accompany her in the next season unless special circumstances arise. 

The deadline for FA negotiations is until 6 p.m. on the 22nd. It seems that only when Kim Yeon-kyung’s free agent contract is completed will the rest of the free agent players’ futures be decided. 

An official said, “We plan to announce the contract after everything is perfectly concluded,” and “I wonder if we can announce the contract completion early next week.” As of now, Kim Yeon-kyung is expected to challenge the championship again at Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2023-24 season.  

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