Jumbos’ Jung Ji-seok signs record contract worth ₩920 million

Jung Ji-seok from Korean Air Jumbos [KOVO]

Jung Ji-seok from Korean Air Jumbos [KOVO]

Korean Air Jumbos signed a one-year contract value 920 million received ($740,000) with free agent Jung Ji-seok on Monday afternoon, making him the highest-paid free agent in V’s historical past. League.

Jung will earn 700 million received in annual wage with 220 million received in incentives annually. The brand new contract places Jung far past teammate Han Solar-soo’s earlier report deal of 750 million received.

Jung is the star of Korean Air Jumbos, who led the membership to a V League title this season after beating KB Insurance coverage within the championship sequence to assert each the common season and championship titles for the second 12 months in a row.

Final season, the Jumbos received the Seoul Woori Card Wibees – now the WooriWON – within the championship sequence to assert each the common season and championship titles for the primary time within the membership’s historical past. Jung was named that season’s MVP, incomes his second MVP award after the 2018-19 season.

Regardless of his success on the courtroom, Jung’s signing isn’t with out controversy. The attacker was questioned final 12 months as a part of a at present suspended investigation into allegations he assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

The Korea Volleyball Affiliation (KOVO) introduced the outcomes of the lads’s V League negotiations on Monday afternoon, revealing that solely free agent Kim Hyeong-jin has moved – from the Cheonan Hyundai Capital Skywalkers to the Korean Air Jumbos – with the others. 25 free brokers all closing a cope with their unique groups.

The opposite gamers who determined to stick with Jumbos are Kwak Seung-suk, who signed a contract value 710 million received, middle Jin Sung-tae, who signed a contract value 312 million received, and middle Kim Kyu-min, who signed a deal value 55 million received.

Males’s AV League ended on April 9 as Korean Air beat KB Insurance coverage 3-2 to win the best-of-three sequence after profitable their first match 3-1 on April 5. -from 5 to a best-of-three format resulting from Covid-19.

BY YUN SO-HYANG [yun.sohyang@joongang.co.kr]

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