Volleyball Empress’ Kim Yeon-kyung is expected to remain with Heungkuk Life Insurance, her parent team.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who became a free agent for the first time this season, was considered the biggest free agent, and received offers from several clubs, but after much consideration, the atmosphere leaned toward staying with Heungkuk Life Insurance.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who participated as an athlete member of the Korea Anti-Doping Commission at the 2023 World Anti-Doping Day ceremony held at the Namak Sky Convention in Muan, Jeollanam-do this afternoon, said in a meeting with reporters about the process of FA negotiations, “No decision has been made yet, and we are discussing well.” revealed.
On the 12th, Kim Yeon-kyung met with Heungkuk Life officials, including director Abondanza. Kim Yeon-kyung’s long-time mentor, manager Avon Danza, has already publicly stated that she “want to play with Kim Yeon-kyung,” and even in this position, she is said to have requested to stay more actively.
An official from Kim Yeon-kyung said, “We haven’t discussed based on the contract yet, so we can’t say ‘remain confirmed’ as the contract hasn’t been finalized.” said.
Kim Yeon-kyung, who previously cited a ‘team that can win an integrated championship’ as the first condition for the next destination, said, “I will discuss it well and make a good choice.” Therefore, it is expected that a plan to strengthen power through the recruitment of additional players will also be on the agenda for negotiations with Heungkuk Life Insurance.
In the first place, Kim Yeon-kyung has been discussing the transfer with weight, but it is known that his mind gradually leaned towards Heungkuk Life Insurance during the negotiation process. During this process, Hyundai E&C has been actively proposing recruitment, and it is said that she politely conveyed her opinion of ‘contract review’.
The FA negotiation period is until 6pm on the 22nd. Regarding the timing of the final contract, which many fans are curious about, Kim Yeon-kyung left a lingering impression, saying, “If I sign (on the contract), I will know.”
At the event, Kim Yeon-kyung presented her opinions on the reality of anti-doping education that she experienced during her career as an athlete and the direction of improvement. She also had a free Q&A session with the youth players.
When asked who her ‘role model’ is,메이저놀이터 Kim Yeon-kyung picked ‘Park Ji-sung’ even though she said, “I often change whenever I have a direction I want to go.” Kim Yeon-kyung highly praised her for taking on a challenge in a new area, saying, “I was one of the players who was active in Europe when I was playing in Europe, but now I have turned into an administrator.”
In fact, Kim Yeon-kyung is also considering a challenge to the IOC Athletes Commission. In a meeting with reporters, Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I heard that being an IOC member is not easy, but I am preparing.” Regardless of her decision to extend her active career, it seems she will continue to challenge her dreams.