Expressway Corporation-Pepper, ‘Lee Go-eun ↔ Choi Ga-eun, rookie 1st round nomination rights’ trade agreement

In the ‘Air Conditioning League’, which was completed after the 2022-2023 V-League, ‘Clutch Park’ Park Jung-ah (30), who was one of the ‘Big 3’ free agent (FA) players, was given to Pepper Savings Bank and received Lee Go-eun (28) as a reward player. The road construction made an amazing trade. Give Lee Go-eun back to Pepper Savings Bank and receive middle blocker Ga-eun Choi (22) and the right to be nominated for the first round of the upcoming 2023-2024 rookie draft.

According to the volleyball world on the 2nd, it is known that the Korea Expressway Corporation and Pepper Savings Bank have agreed on a trade in which Lee Go-eun ↔ Choi Ga-eun, giving and receiving the right to nominate for the first round of the rookie draft. Lee Go-eun, who obtained FA qualification from the Korea Expressway Corporation last year and transferred to Pepper Savings Bank and played as the main setter for the 2022-2023 season, wore the Korea Expressway Corporation uniform again as a compensation player for Park Jung-ah on the 26th of last month, and then moved to Pepper Savings Bank again.

Pepper Savings Bank recruited Park Jung-ah, who has the best offensive power among outside heaters, with 775 million won, the highest compensation limit, for the big picture of leaving last place and advancing to spring volleyball in the upcoming 2023-2024 season. However, after grouping protected players into promising players, the main setter, Lee Go-eun, was handed over to the Korea Expressway Corporation.

Pepper Savings Bank intended to have Park, who was selected as the first overall pick in the 2021-2022 draft, as the starting setter for the next season, but the evaluation that Park has shown over the past two seasons is still insufficient as a starting setter to lead a team. the majority Pepper Savings Bank fans and volleyball players reacted to Pepper Savings Bank’s choice of not tying Lee Go-eun to the protection player, saying, “Do you bring Park Jung-ah to reinforce the offense and throw away the player who will put the ball on him?” ㅋㅋㅋ벳

Pepper Savings Bank, in a hurry, made a trade to bring Lee Go-eun back. Choi Ga-eun is a player who joined Pepper Savings Bank as a specially designated player when Pepper Savings Bank was founded after wearing the IBK Industrial Bank uniform as the 5th overall pick in the 2019-2020 rookie draft. As a middle blocker with a height of 180 cm, she plans to compete with the existing middle blockers of the Expressway Corporation for a partner of Bae You-na, who was vacated due to Jung Dae-young’s FA transfer.

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