Memphis throws down challenge to PSG star Neymar

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The former Manchester United man believes he can score more free kicks than the Brazil international over the course of the season

Having signed for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million, it hasn’t take Neymar long to receive a challenge from a Ligue 1 rival.

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Memphis Depay joined Lyon from Manchester United in August and has laid down a challenge to the new PSG striker.

On his Instagram account, the Dutchman wrote: “Hey Neymar, welcome to Ligue 1! I look forward to see who nets the most free kicks this season – I’m most definitely up for the challenge.”

Memphis caught the eye last season when he scored from his own half in a fixture against Toulouse.

 

Hey @NeymarJR, welcome to @Ligue1conforama! I look forward to see who nets the most free kicks this season – I’m most definitely up for the challenge.

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Neymar, meanwhile, may have a struggling winning the right to take free kicks for his new side after fellow new arrival Dani Alves scored a blistering effort against Monaco in the Trophee des Champions win against Monaco last Saturday.

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The Brazilian hopes to debut against Amiens this week, but may have to wait for the round 2 match against Guingamp before pulling on his new club’s colours.

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