Marta Xargay returns from retirement: signs a contract in the WNBA

    Marta Xargay returns from retirement: signs a contract in the WNBA

    Marta Xargay returns to the courts. The Spanish player returns to activity in a key year, with EuroBasket and Games ahead for the National Team led by Lucas Mondelo, and she does it in a big way. He just signed a preseason contract with a WNBA team, the Phoenix Mercury.

    Marta Xargay has already played two seasons in the WNBA. In 2015 and 2016, just after the last title won by the franchise (2014), she was already in the Mercury next to Diana Taurasi, one of the best if not the best player in the history of the competition.

    The 30-year-old guard-forward announced his retirement last year. He had returned by surprise to Girona, his home, but a few months later and with the pandemic at its worst, he put his career on temporary pause for “personal motives”.

    With the absence of Maite Cazorla, to whom the Dream cut the contract recently, Xargay will be one of the two Spaniards that are present in the American league this year. The other is Astou Ndour, who has gone to Chicago Sky.

    Absolute international since 2011, he has won three Europeans (2013, 2017 and 2019) with Spain, in addition to a world silver (2014) and an Olympic silver (2016). At the club level, he won a Euroleague and 2 Leagues, among other titles, after passing through Girona, Salamanca, Prague and Kursk.

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