‘Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung’s time has come

Korean volleyball is paying attention to Kim Yeon-kyung’s (35) ‘determination’. The 2022-23 season is over, and the time for the volleyball empress has come. Everyone is paying attention to his choice. 

In mid-February, Kim Yeon-kyung honestly said, “It would be a lie if I said I had no intention of retiring. I am thirty-six in our age. I want to come down when I am in a high position (top).” Maybe this championship match could be the last stage he played as a player, so more attention was poured out. 

Kim Yeon-kyung, who challenged to win the championship for the first time in 14 years, gave the championship trophy to Korea Expressway Corporation and bowed her head. Heungkuk Life Insurance lost with a set score of 2-3 in the 5th game of the 2022-23 V-League Korea Expressway Corporation and the championship decision on the 6th. 2 wins followed by 3 losses. Heungkuk Life Insurance became the victim of the first reverse sweep in the history of the championship match. 

After the game on the 6th, a press conference was held by Kim Yeon-kyung of the exceptionally defeated team. It is because a lot of attention has been poured into his future. 

Kim Yeon-kyung said, “A lot of fans came to the stadium today. I know they want me to play more. I can’t help but consider the thoughts of fans as well as volleyball officials. . 

His move is expected to be decided within two weeks. In fact, the possibility of overseas expansion is almost non-existent. Kim Yeon-kyung is included in the list of 20 free agents (FA) in the women’s division announced on the 9th by the Korea Volleyball Federation (KOVO). The FA negotiation period is until 6:00 pm on the 22nd. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I’m worried because I didn’t win anyway. Many people want it, so it’s difficult for me to decide everything with my own decision. I don’t think it’s an easy decision.” When asked if the decision could have been different if she had won, she said, “I don’t know.” 

Whether to extend his career as a player or sign an FA contract, his choice is of utmost concern. This is because of Kim Yeon-kyung’s skills and symbolism. Although his heyday has passed, Kim Yeon-kyung still boasts the best skills in the V-League. He ranked 1st in regular season attack success rate (45.76%) and 5th overall in scoring (669 points, 1st in domestic players). He also played a big role in receiving (8th) and defense (10th). When the team was reeling from the aftermath of the resignation of former manager Kwon Soon-chan, he led Heungkuk Life Insurance as a mental support. Korea Expressway Corporation coach Kim Jong-min said, “Honestly, one Kim Yeon-kyung makes the team (Heungkuk Life Insurance) hard and (counter) difficult. He has the ability to handle any ball. Keeping Kim Yeon-kyung in check (Heungkuk Life Insurance) makes other players comfortable. ” said 

Of course, the biggest word in this FA market is Kim Yeon-kyung. Since the regular season, there have been reports that several teams are interested in recruiting Kim Yeon-kyung. Any club with room on the salary cap deserves to covet Kim Yeon-kyung. This is because Kim Yeon-kyung’s influence has been proven not only in the team’s power increase, but also in club marketing, such as viewership ratings and spectator positions. 

The highest annual salary that Kim Yeon-kyung can receive in the 2023-24 season is 775 million won. If he chooses to extend his career as a player, the club is interested in how he will win Kim Yeon-kyung’s heart. 

It is unknown whether Kim Yeon-kyung will continue to accompany Heungkuk Life Insurance when his player life is extended. In Korea, Kim Yeon-kyung played an active role in only the Heungkuk Life Insurance uniform, which he joined in the 2005-06 season. However, from the process of going abroad, the twin sisters Lee Jae-young and Da-young’s school violence, and the dismissal of former manager Kwon Soon-chan, there was friction with the club. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I will become a free agent, and I am also talking with Heungkuk Life Insurance, the original team. The possibility (to accompany) is open. I will think positively and make a good decision.”

Kim Yeon-kyung is likely to win the regular season MVP award at the 2022-23 V-League Awards Ceremony held on the 10th.먹튀검증 At this meeting, you can reveal your specific position according to your future career path and plans. Attention is drawn to the ‘mouth’ of the volleyball empress. 

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