The winning team was unable to stop the power leak, and the bottom team succeeded in reinforcing their power.

At 18:00 on the 22nd, the V-League Women’s Free Agent (FA) market was over. Five out of a total of 20 free agents have moved teams.

The hottest teams in this FA market were Korea Expressway Corporation and Pepper Savings Bank. After the 2022-2023 season, Korea Expressway Corporation acquired FA qualifications for five players, including Bae Yu-na, Park Jung-ah, Moon Jeong-won, Jeon Sae-yan, and Jeong Dae-young. It was the largest number among the seven women’s clubs.

All five players played an important role in the team, but it was not easy to protect them all. Eventually, Park Jung-ah and Jung Dae-young transferred to Pepper Savings Bank and GS Caltex, respectively.

In the 2022-2023 season, Park Jung-ah ranked 7th in open offense, 8th in scoring (526 points), 9th in offense, and 11th in quick open. He led them to their second championship win.

Jeong Dae-young, who has been with Korea Expressway Corporation since the 2014-2015 season, ranked 3rd in blocking (0.769 per set), 11th in fast break, and 12th in sub in the 2022-2023 season.

Since both players are players who have held the center in Korea Expressway Corporation, the biggest issue for Korea Expressway Corporation is how to fill their gaps in the upcoming 2023-2024 season. 

Conversely, the largest hand in the free agent market was Pepper Savings Bank. Pepper Savings Bank, which finished both seasons since its foundation with a disappointing score of last place, opened its wallet to show further development in the 2023-2024 season.

What surprised volleyball fans the most was the recruitment of Park Jung-ah. Pepper Savings Bank succeeded in recruiting Park Jeong-ah for an annual salary of 775 million won (annual salary of 475 million won, option of 300 million won, 3-year contract), which is the upper limit of the individual annual salary for the women’s division.

It is a recruitment that can lighten the shoulders of Lee Han-bi, who struggled alone as an outside heater until last season.

It’s not over. Pepper Savings Bank brought Chae Seon-ah, who was active at KGC Ginseng Corporation, for 100 million won a year (annual salary of 90 million won, option of 10 million won, 3-year contract).

In addition, Lee Han-bi (annual salary of 230 million won, option of 120 million won) and Oh Ji-young (annual salary of 200 million won, option of 100 million won), who were internal FAs, were also successfully reinforced.

Unfortunately, Korea Expressway Corporation, which won the championship match in the 2022-2023 season, had the biggest leak, and Pepper Savings Bank, which was the lowest team, succeeded in reinforcing the most certain power.

IBK Industrial Bank, which ranked 6th here,스포츠토토 recruited Hwang Min-gyeong from Hyundai E&C even though Kim Su-ji (Heungkuk Life Insurance) left, and GS Caltex, which ranked 5th, is also preparing to recover its pride by recruiting Jeong Dae-young from Korea Expressway Corporation.

Due to this FA market, where the wallets of teams that recorded lower ranks in the 2022-2023 season were opened, volleyball fans have come to expect a more intense and fun 2023-2024 season.

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