Neymar’s world record transfer asks many questions, not least how PSG will get this past the UEFA Financial Fair Play Regulations. Or perhaps, how can any player be worth that much?
It also demonstrates what a risky question looks like: Who is the world’s most expensive footballer?
It’s a bit dull, and let’s be honest, you either know the answer or you don’t. But the biggest problem is that it’s liable to change without notice. Somebody who produced a Sport or Football round in 2013 would have the answer Gareth Bale, and in 2009 Cristiano Ronaldo. Even a week ago it would be Paul Pogba.
We try to avoid this sort of question, and go for something that provokes a bit of thought, such as:
In what way is gold about one and a quarter percent of Neymar?
Answer in a couple of days.