“Choi Ga-eun, Bae Yu-na will raise you well”

Pepper Savings Bank returned to Lee Go-eun, the main setter, after one season on the condition of trading Choi Ga-eun and the 1st pick for the 23-24 season.

On the 2nd, Pepper Savings Bank said in an official press release, “Ga-eun Choi and the 2023-24 season rookie draft 1st round nomination rights and Expressway Corporation Lee Go-eun, 23-24 season rookie draft 2nd round nomination rights were exchanged. “he said.

There were many twists and turns. Lee Go-eun, who joined Pepper Savings Bank as the first FA player and led the team, returned to her parents’ team after one season and then returned to Pepper Savings Bank. 

Previously, on the 26th of last month, the Korea Expressway Corporation announced the news through an official press release that “setter Lee Go-eun was recruited as a transfer compensation player for Park Jung-ah.” The news that the main setter was not tied to a protection player was surprised by the player himself, the designated road construction company, and Pepper Savings Bank, who thought there was no guarantee that Lee Go-eun would be nominated. 

At that time, Pepper Savings Bank recruited outside hitter Park Jung-ah with the highest annual salary (775 million won / 3-year contract with options), received Chae Seon-ah, received reinforcements, and even Lee Han-bi and Oh Ji-young, raising expectations for the next season. . However, bitter voices from fans of the club flooded in at the news that they had missed the setter, the main power. 

In response, Pepper Savings Bank, which said to the magazine at the time, “I will open up all possible directions and think about it,” eventually gave Lee Ga-eun, the starting middle blocker, the first round of the 23-24 season, and regained Lee Go-eun. It is an all-time great trade that made a bold stroke on the women’s volleyball board. Also, according to KOVO, Lee Go-eun is the only case in women’s volleyball history that she became a reward player and returned to her parents’ team. 

Pepper Savings Bank lost the club’s future nomination right along with the immediate starter due to a misjudgment. Surprised by the sudden transfer, the main player was heartbroken. On the other hand, the Korea Expressway Corporation became the first main character (?) once again after winning the reverse sweep in the 22-23 season championship.

An official from the Korea Expressway Corporation, who spoke with the magazine on the 2nd, said, “At the time, Lee Go-eun was very embarrassed at the thought that she had been released, but she resolved her emotions well and returned to Pepper Savings Bank.”  ㅋㅋㅋ벳

In addition, “At the time, as soon as the club nominated Lee Go-eun and sent an official letter, Pepper Savings Bank immediately called, as if they were surprised,” he said. It seems that he didn’t look for other ways besides re-recruitment, and Lee Go-eun will be a stable direction for himself to establish himself as a starter in the club.”  

Regarding Choi Ga-eun, who was recruited, “Among the current young middle blockers, players such as Lee Ye-rim and Lim Ju-eun have no experience in playing properly. I thought, I will eat well and become a resource to grow by the side of Bae Yoo-na.”

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