Norwich City agree '£350,000 deal' for Sunderland youngster Bali Mumba as new contract details emerge

Bali Mumba is closing in on his move to Norwich City, with reports a £350,000 fee has been agreed.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 9:43 pm

And Sky Sports claim a deal worth £350,000 has now been agreed and they report the versatile midfielder will sign a three-year deal at Carrow Road with the option of a fourth.

Mumba, 18, has long been considered one of the finest talents in the Sunderland academy and broke through into the senior set-up in 2018.

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Bali Mumba in action.
Bali Mumba in action.

As reported by the Echo, the two clubs have been in talks for a number of weeks.

The deal is understood to comprise an initial fee and a number of performance related add-ons.

He currently has one year left on his first professional contract and despite a lack of senior action this season, the youth international remains a prodigious talent and one of the club's biggest assets.

Mumba made his debut in May 2018, when he replaced John O'Shea in the final match of the Championship season against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

News earlier this month of his expected departure sparked fresh anger among the club’s fanbase, with the club facing a third season in League One after failing again to win promotion.

The season was ended with Sunderland outside the play-off places. Owner Stewart Donald is looking to sell Sunderland AFC and fans are hoping for positive news on that front soon.