Lee Dae-heon (31, 197cm), who obtained the FA (free agent) qualification for the first time in his life, kept his loyalty to KOGAS.먹튀검증
On the 19th, Daegu Korea Gas Corporation officially announced the news of the renewal of the contract with internal FA Lee Dae-heon. The terms of the contract are 4 years, 550 million won in compensation (440 million won in salary, 110 million won in incentives). Lee Dae-heon, a founding member of KOGAS, will continue his playing career in Daegu for the next four years.
Lee Dae-heon said in a phone call with his headquarters, “I had a lot of good memories in Daegu. His performance last season is disappointing, but he intends to challenge his teammates once again. Thank you for treating me well at the club. As the main player of the team, he seems to have to take on more responsibility and lead well,” he said, expressing his impressions of the contract.
Currently, KOGAS is experiencing internal noise. Director Yoo Do-hoon’s whereabouts were unclear, and there was talk of a 20% reduction in operating costs. Nevertheless, Lee Dae-heon kept his loyalty and signed a renewal contract with KOGAS.
He said, “He never thought of leaving Daegu. Regarding the reduction in operating expenses, the general manager of Gas Corporation said that he would make sure that no damage is done to the support of the athletes. And (Cha) Bawi hyung, (Lim) Junsu hyung, (Park) Jihoon hyung, and (Jo) Sangyeol hyung had a great influence. The hyungs treated me so well, like family. Even when signing the contract, the hyungs’ faces came to mind first.” Daeheon Lee says:
Although the house rabbit Lee Dae-heon was caught, Gas Corporation’s power has weakened somewhat compared to last season. Another internal free agent Lee Dae-seong declared an overseas challenge, and Jung Hyo-geun moved to Anyang KGC. In particular, Lee Dae-heon expressed regret over the transfer of his best friend Jeong Hyo-geun.
He said, “I wanted to show a good performance with (Jeong) Hyo-geun in the new season, but I chose to challenge myself in a new environment. Personally, I’m very sorry. We are close friends in private, but now we have to meet as enemies on the court. We only talked on the phone to prepare for the wedding, but we couldn’t have a deep conversation. We would like to meet and talk in the future.”
One positive aspect is the return of Kim Nak-hyun from Sangmu. Kim Nak-hyun is scheduled to join KOGAS after completing his military service on November 15th. In order for KOGAS to regain its pride in the new season, Lee Dae-heon and Kim Nak-hyun should play the role of a one-two punch.
Lee Dae-heon said, “People around me say that our team has become weaker and that our player base has become thinner, but I don’t think so. (Kim) When Nak Hyun-yi returns, he has to take on more responsibility and make plays that can harmonize the team. I think there is only one thing left to do now. He expressed his confidence, saying, “I think he gets along well with Nak Hyun, so I’m not worried at all.”
“As a founding member of KOGAS, I am happy to be able to stand in front of Daegu fans once again. It’s a pity that Hyo-geun has left, but I will try to fill the vacancy. I will show a responsible image until the day I retire. And I will try to become a player who is dedicated to the team.”