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‘Park Jung-ah Compensation Player’ Lee Go-eun returns to Pepper Savings Bank after 6 days of trade ↔ Choi Ga-eun

Lee Go-eun (28), who returned to Korea Expressway Corporation after a year as Park Jung-ah’s FA (free agent) compensation player, will wear the Pepper Savings Bank uniform again in six days. 

Pepper Savings Bank said, “We made a trade with Choi Ga-eun to give the 2023-24 season rookie draft 1st round nomination rights to the Korea Expressway Corporation and with Lee Go-eun to get the 2023-24 rookie draft 2nd round nomination rights.” 

With this, Lee Go-eun returns to Pepper Savings Bank six days after wearing the road construction uniform of her parents’ team. 

Pepper Savings Bank recruited Park Jung-ah, the biggest player in the FA market. It is a three-year contract with the highest condition for the V-League women’s division, with an annual total of 775 million won (475 million won in annual salary, 300 million won in incentives). 

The Korea Expressway Corporation decided to select 200% of Park Jung-ah’s annual salary (860 million won) in the previous season and one compensation player for her. After receiving the list from Pepper Savings Bank, the Korea Expressway Corporation was surprised. Pepper Savings Bank Lee Go-eun was excluded from the list of pending players. 

Road Corporation manager Kim Jong-min, who has the main setter Lee Yoon-jung, chose Lee Go-eun as a reward player. It was a decision made with the possibility of building a team with two setters next season and using Lee Go-eun as a trade card. 

On the other hand, Pepper Savings Bank was a lightning bolt. He lost his main setter overnight. Furthermore, Lee Go-eun was a player who was recruited as a free agent under the condition of a total of 990 million won for 3 years a year ago. Lee Go-eun played 122 sets in 33 matches in the 2022-23 season and finished 4th in the set. He has a lot of experience. 

Pepper Savings Bank, which was on fire, hastily started to re-recruit Lee Go-eun. Bleeding was inevitable. Choi Ga-eun, who played an active role as the main middle blocker for two seasons, had to be given up. Choi Ga-eun, who joined IBK Industrial Bank as the 5th overall in the 2019-20 season, moved to Pepper Savings Bank through a special nomination for the new team in 2021.  ㅋㅋㅋ벳

Pepper Savings Bank agreed to obtain the second round nomination rights while giving away the first round nomination rights to the Korea Expressway Corporation. 

Kim Dong-eon, head of Pepper Savings Bank, said, “By recruiting Lee Go-eun, we will be able to strengthen the setter operation while adding the strength of a veteran.”

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