Greece’s PAOK Lee Da-young and Lee Jae-young are trying to recruit together.
Local media reported that PAOK in Greece tried to bring the twin sisters of Lee Jae-young and Lee Da-young, 25, from the V-League, together to the 2021-22 Greek Women’s Volleyball League. The two are currently free agents as Incheon Heungkuk Life Pink Spiders gave up their registration.
“PAOK has made efforts to reach an agreement with Lee Jae-young after Lee Da-young,” the Greek newspaper Poston said on Tuesday. “However, due to uncertain circumstances, we decided to recruit Juliette Fidon Le Bleu (25, France).”
“Uncertain situation” means that the Korean Volleyball Association refuses to issue an international transfer agreement for “athletes who caused social controversy.” Lee Jae-young and Lee Da-young were disqualified from the national team in February after being found to be perpetrators of school violence.
Like Lee Jae-young, the left is the main position for Pidon Le Bleu. In the 2020-21 season, he played in the round of 16 of the European Volleyball Federation (CEV) Champions League, belonging to Jeschw (Poland) and in the 2018-19 season, Vezier (France). He represented France at the 2019 European Championships.
“PAOK has become interested in Korea through negotiations with Lee Da-young,” Poston said, explaining why he even targeted Lee Jae-young. Turkish sports agency CAAN said on June 18 that “Lee Da-young has agreed to a contract with PAOK,” but has not progressed due to the Korean Volleyball Association.