I opened my wallet wide and recruited the national team’s main outside heater, but the main setter was gone. Pepper Savings Bank is in trouble.
The team ㅋㅋㅋ벳that spent the most money in the 2023 Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) women’s free agency (FA) was Pepper Savings Bank. Pepper Savings Bank succeeded in strengthening its power by recruiting Park Jung-ah and Chae Sun-ah from Korea Expressway Corporation and KGC Ginseng Corporation, respectively, while retaining internal FA players Oh Ji-young and Lee Han-bi.
In particular, Park Jung-ah attracted attention by investing 775 million won (475 million won in annual salary, 300 million won in options), the upper limit of the individual annual salary for the women’s division. However, the musicians sat down for the performance, but the conductor was gone.
On the 26th, the Korea Expressway Corporation nominated Lee Go-eun as a compensation player following the transfer of former FA player Park Jung-ah. I went back to Pepper Savings Bank after a year.
Lee Go-eun obtained FA qualification last year and chose to transfer as the first FA player of Pepper Savings Bank. During her three-year contract, she received an annual salary of 300 million won and an option of 30 million won. Lee Go-eun played in 33 matches and 122 sets last season, and left a report card of 4th place in the set.
Pepper Savings Bank can present six protected players before the nomination of compensation players following the transfer of Park Jung-ah to Korea Expressway Corporation. Lee Go-eun was not here. A veteran who spent 10 professional seasons and the team’s main setter left.
Setters registered with Pepper Savings Bank include Goo Sol, Baksarang, and Lee Hyun. However, due to Ha Hye-jin’s injury, Gusol chose to switch to the middle blocker position during the season, and so far, there are only two of them, Park Sang-rang and Lee Hyun.
Unless there is a trade with another club or a setter position acquisition in the upcoming rookie draft, next season should be led by two players.
Neither player has accumulated much experience. In the first year of his transfer to Pepper Savings Bank, Lee Hyun played in many games as a starter, but last season, he often entered the court as a one-point server rather than a setter.
Dr. Park entered the 2021-2022 season as the 1st round of the 1st round, but could not play many games due to injury. In addition, last season, except for the last 3 games of the 6th round, he was replaced with Lee Go-eun, and in each set, there were much more that came out with a three-digit height reinforcement.
Lee Hyeon, who served as the main setter before Lee Go-eun’s arrival, and Dr. Rang, who were recognized for their potential as the first in the first round, cannot ignore the veteran’s experience. In addition, the absence of a veteran in the setter position, which has to coordinate the game, is bound to be much more painful.