Norwich City have agreed a deal with Sunderland for 18-year-old prospect, Bali Mumba according to Sky Sports.
This is a deal that was first mooted earlier in the month and Sky are reporting that Norwich will pay £350k for a player that made his Sunderland debut aged just sixteen under former Black Cats’ manager, Jack Ross.
He has played as a defensive midfielder but recently he has been playing for the North East club’s U23 side at right back, suggesting that his best position is yet to be decided. It is being reported that Mumba will sign an initial three-year-deal with the option of a fourth year built into the contract.
Despite making just eight first team appearances for Sunderland, he is an England U19 international and is considered by many Sunderland fans, if social media is a judge of these things, to be the hottest prospect in the club’s academy.
Sounds like yet another young prospect who will probably have needed little persuading to make the move to East Anglia to try to further his career. In the grand scheme of things, £350k is not a lot of money in the football world, hence a general level of anger among the Sunderland fan base at the loss of yet another decent young player.