Fri, 05 Jun 2020

BUENOS AIRES, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Argentina's women's volleyball team's setter Valentina Galiano is set to resume her career at Spanish volleyball club Barcelona after stepping away from the sport last season.

The 30-year-old Galiano was one of the leading members of the country's national team over the last two seasons and featured at the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship and the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup.

She is also a two-time Argentinean league champion with Boca Juniors, but decided to pause her career after the 2019 international season as she wanted to start her own food business, named Avocata.

Galiano is expected to join Barcelona for training in August. "When this opportunity came I knew it was one of the best I've ever had," Galiano said. "I always looked forward to an opportunity of playing overseas and I felt Barcelona really trusted me, which was exciting considering I didn't play last year. I'm very excited about this opportunity and I hope I can make the most of it."

"Being away for some time helped me renew my energy and brought me more motivation to play," she added. "I was planning my gastronomic projects, but volleyball has never really left my life. Now I'll try to continue with both passions in Spain."

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