How many Chris Froomes could you buy for Neymar's £198m record football transfer fee?

Brazilian's £40.3m salary would go a long way in cycling

Which would you rather have, one Neymar of 11 Chris Froomes?

(Image credit: Flickr/Alex Fau/Yuzuru Sunada)

With the transfer window open and high profile moves like Alexander Kristoff to UAE Team Emirates and Warren Barguil to Fortuneo-Oscaro, it's somewhat surprising that cycling's transfer market is getting overshadowed by some footballer who was only the ninth best striker in Spain last season.

I'm talking, of course, about Neymar, who looks set to join Paris St Germain from Barcelona for a world-record fee of £198m, getting paid nearly £800,000 a week at his new club, the sort of astronomical figures that put professional cycling into context in the wider world of sport.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.