Sunderland have been one of the form teams in League One this season as they continue to work towards securing promotion straight back to the Championship.
The Black Cats drafted in a number of players during the summer transfer window in the hope of securing promotion, but it has been some of the home-grown players that have really stepped up to the plate.
Bali Mumba broke onto the scene at the Stadium of Light as a 16-year-old against Wolverhampton Wanderers in Sunderland’s final game of their 2017-18 Championship campaign. The youngster was handed the captain’s armband by John O’Shea as he entered the fray, which was greeted with huge excitement.
Indeed, the midfielder has managed to make five appearances in the first-team this season, which has seen him attract attention from the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea in recent weeks, with City willing to pay around £2.5 million for his services.
Worryingly, the Black Cats could contemplate cashing in and using the money to boost their promotion bid, with money tight ahead of January.
However, this wouldn’t be a very sensible idea as the youngster could easily be sold for a larger fee if Sunderland were to keep him and give him more game time from here on in until the end of the season, so supporters would find it hard to forgive Jack Ross if he decides to cash in.
Sunderland produced Jordan Pickford and have seen the likes of Josh Maja, Lynden Gooch, George Honeyman and Ethan Robson come on leaps and bound in recent times, so they should have a long, hard think about selling the youngster to avoid making a rash decision.
But with the Black Cats possibly needing to create extra funds as they head into the January transfer window, Ross would have Manchester City securing an absolute steal if they get him for £2.5 million.
What do you think Sunderland fans?
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