Woori Card, another ‘big deal’… Song Hee-chae and OK Finance’s Song Myung-geun swapped
Men’s professional volleyball team Woori Card has made another big trade.
According to a report by ‘iNews24’, Woori Card and OK Financial Group will make a one-for-one trade on the 26th, exchanging outside hitter Song Hee-chae (31) for Song Myung-geun (30).
After sending setter Hwang Seung-bin (31) to KB Insurance and bringing in outside hitter Han Sung-jung (27) the day before, the Woori Card made another trade to change their roster.
Song Hee-chae and Song Myung-geun, who have been playing together in the past, switched uniforms in this trade.
Song Hee-chae and Song Myung-geun, along with setter Lee Min-kyu (OK Financial Group), are known as the “Big Three” and were part of OK Financial Group’s heyday.
After joining OK Financial Group’s predecessor organization, Russia & Cash, as a special rookie team in 2013, Song Hee-chae and Song Myung-geun quickly became the team’s mainstays and quickly landed in the V-League.
With their performances and the “monster” Robert Randy Simon, OK Financial Group reached the top of the championship in its second season. They went on to win back-to-back titles in the 2015-16 season.
The “Gyeonggi Trio” was disbanded when Song Hee-chae, who became a free agent after the 2017-18 season, left for Samsung Fire.
Song, who joined the Woori Card via trade in May 2020, will return to OK Financial Group, where she began her professional career after nearly five years. 메이저놀이터
After ranking sixth in receiving (31.5 percent) and last in defense (13.684 digs per set) last season, OK Financial Group made strengthening its defense a top offseason priority, and Song Hee-chae was the perfect fit.
While her offensive sophistication has been criticized, Song Hee-chae is expected to ease OK Financial Group’s defensive concerns.
After bringing in Han Sung-jeong, who is a steady player, Woori Card hopes to make up for the lack of offense with Song Myung-geun.
Song is known for his fast and aggressive offense. He was named MVP of the 2014-15 championship game and Best 7 of the 2015-16 season. In nine seasons, he has played 259 games and scored 926 points. He also has a 52.7% offensive rating.
This is the first trade for Song Myung-geun, who spent both of his free agency seasons (2018 and 2021) with OK Financial Group.