Men’s professional volleyball, FA market closed… Except for Na Kyung-bok, all members of the original team remain
In 2023, the professional volleyball men’s free agent (FA) market came to an end.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) announced the results of the men’s FA contract on the 19th. According to this, 15 of the 16 players who obtained FA qualifications, excluding Na Kyung-bok, who moved the team from Woori Card to KB Insurance, remained with their original clubs.
On the 13th, Na Kyung-bok signed a free agent contract with KB Insurance for 800 million won (annual salary of 600 million won, option of 200 million won).
Na Kyung-bok, who joined Woori Card with the first pick in the first round of the 2015-2016 draft, won the rookie award that year. He was selected as the MVP in the 2019-2020 season and is also active as the best outside hitter in the country, including being selected as the V-League Best 7 twice.
Na Gyeong-bok, who will start military service on the 24th, is scheduled to return to the V-League on October 23, 2024.
Korean Air signed contracts with all players eligible for free agency, including Dong-Hyeok Lim (500 million won in total), Kwang-Woo Yoo (252 million won in total), and Jae-Young Cho (406 million won in total), who led the V-League 3 years in a row and the first treble since its founding. We can expect to win the combined championship again next season.
Hyundai Capital, which unfortunately missed the championship due to Korean Air, also signed free agent contracts with its FA target players Sung-min Moon (350 million won in total), Sang-ha Park (300 million won in total), and Su-bong Heo (800 million won in total), and again next season. I was challenged once.
Heo Soo-bong became the player who signed the FA contract under the best conditions.
In addition, KEPCO signed contracts with Park Chul-woo (total value of 151 million won) and Jo Geun-ho (total value of 204 million won). Woori Card, which missed Na Gyeong-bok, succeeded in protecting internal free agents such as Hwang Seung-bin (total of 520 million won) and Oh Jae-seong (total of 452 million won).
KB Insurance, which recruited Na Kyung-bok as an external free agent, achieved an increase in power by capturing all three internal free agents: Park Jin-woo (total 360 million won), Hwang Gyeong-min (total 605 million won), and Woo Sang-jo (total 90 million won). .
OK Financial Group and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, which had only one player from their team who obtained FA status, signed contracts with Jin Sang-heon (200 million won in total) and Shin Dong-gwang (80 million won in total), respectively. 메이저사이트
Meanwhile, KB Insurance, which recruited Na Kyung-bok, must submit a list of protected players (five players) by noon on the 20th.
Woori Card is compensated by choosing between ‘200% of Na Gyeong-bok’s annual salary (450 million won) of last season and one player other than the protected player’ or ‘300% of last season’s annual salary’. The nomination of the reward player is until 6:00 pm on the 23rd.