Kim Yeon-koung to Return to Turkish Volleyball League

  • By Jung Byung-sun

    May 21, 2018 10:41

    Korean volleyball star Kim Yeon-koung will return to the Turkish league after a year in China with Shanghai Guohua Life.

    Kim's agency Inspokorea said Saturday that she has signed a deal with Eczacıbaşı VitrA, which have the most title wins in the Turkish league. Before moving to China, Kim played for rival club Fenerbahçe for six seasons.

    Kim Yeon-koung (right) signs a contract with Eczacıbaşı VitrA, in this photo released on the Turkish club's website on Saturday.

    Eczacıbaşı said that it is "a very important transfer" for the team. "We have transferred one of the best players in the world. Kim is a very talented and successful player who has played in Turkey for many years. I believe she will contribute tremendously to our current roster and it will be a great fit for both sides."

    Kim's salary for the two-year contract was not disclosed.

    Based in Istanbul, Eczacıbaşı are one of the leading volleyball clubs in the world's best club league, along with Fenerbahçe and Vakıfbank. Eczacıbaşı have 17 titles in the Turkish league, but have not won since 2011-12. Eczacıbaşı aim to end the drought with the acquisition of Kim.

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