Norwich City have agreed personal terms with Sunderland midfielder Bali Mumba as his transfer stands on the brink of completion.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month the two clubs had agreed a fee of £500,000 for the Black Cats 18-year-old.
A Norwich source has told Football Insider that Mumba has also now agreed the terms of a three-year contract.
The move is expected to be confirmed as soon as the summer transfer window opens, although that may not be until the end of next month.
Mumba has a year remaining on his Sunderland contract, which he signed in the summer of 2018.
But the club’s attempts to tie him down to an extension have resulted in a stalemate.
This has paved the way for Norwich to swoop for a player who made his first-team debut aged just 16 and is rated as a future star.
The England Under-19 international’s career has not quite taken off as expected after his impressive early impact.
He made his debut for the north-east giants on the final day of the 2017-18 season, stepping off the bench in a 3-0 victory over Wolves back when they were both in the Championship.
In total, he has managed only 10 appearances for Sunderland, with just two of those coming in the starting XI in a league fixture.
In the recently-curtailed campaign, Mumba’s only first-team involvement came in an EFL Trophy clash last August.
He did not feature in League One this season for Phil Parkinson’s, who narrowly failed to reach the play-offs and are subsequently facing a third consecutive year in the third tier.
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