Sunderland have accepted a big offer for youngster Bali Mumba from Norwich City, according to Football Insider.
It is set to be an interesting summer at the Stadium of Light after the Wearside club missed out on promotion from League One to the Championship for a second successive season.
Finishing eighth in England’s third tier due to the English Football League’s decision to end the 2019/2020 season via a points-per-game system, the Black Cats will now look to build a squad capable of securing promotion next term.
Mumba has largely been considered one of the top talents in the Sunderland academy for sometime, having made a breakthrough into the first team setup.
Following on from that report, it has now been claimed by Football Insider that a six-figure deal has been accepted by Sunderland from the Canaries, meaning he could well be off to Carrow Road.
This will come as another kick in the teeth for Black Cats’ fans, who have seen a number of young players leave the club of late. Indeed, in the 18/19 they lost academy talent and leading goalscorer Josh Maja who joined Bordeaux.
Whilst Mumba did not have much time to impress in the first team, his potential and likely exit must have fans frustrated that they cannot keep hold of their academy graduates.
That said, the money they would receive for the player could certainly be useful as they build a squad that will try and win promotion from League One at the third time of asking.
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