NORWICH CITY have confirmed the signing of Bali Mumba from Sunderland, with the 18-year-old having signed a four-year contract at Carrow Road.

Sunderland are understood to have agreed a deal that will see them receive an upfront fee of £350,000, with a number of clauses potentially taking the final price to more than £750,000.

Mumba, who became Sunderland’s youngest player when he made his debut as a replacement for John O’Shea on the final day of the 2017-18 season, becomes the latest in a long line of academy products to leave the Black Cats in the last couple of years.

The Sunderland hierarchy initially wanted to keep him, but their stance changed when it became clear Mumba would not be signing a new deal on Wearside. Rather than risk losing the teenager for minimal compensation next summer, it was decided to cash in once Norwich firmed up their initial interest with a formal bid.

Having been signed as a full-back, Mumba will be part of Norwich’s first-team squad as they look to bounce back following their relegation to the Championship.

“I’ve watched Max Aarons and Jamal Lewis a lot,” said Mumba. “I’ve seen how they’ve progressed and that’s what I’m hoping to replicate.”