Welcome Bali Mumba
Bali Mumba has joined Argyle on a season-long loan from Norwich City.
The 20-year-old full-back becomes Argyle’s fourth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of Matt Butcher, Mickel Miller and Finn Azaz.
Bali spent the second half of last season on loan at Peterborough United, playing 13 times for the Sky Bet Championship side. Mumba’s debut for Posh came in an Emirates FA Cup tie against Bristol Rovers, during which he was a half-time substitute, and scored the game’s deciding goal.
Mumba started his career with Sunderland, playing ten times for the Black Cats, including a late cameo in a game at Home Park, in which the Wearsiders beat Argyle 2-0.
He signed for Norwich in the summer of 2020 and has made a handful of appearances for The Canaries’ first team, including an educational second-half sub outing away at Manchester City.
Bali represented England at every level from under-16 to under-19, including appearances for the Under-18s team under current Argyle Director of Football, Neil Dewsnip.
On the signing of Bali, manager Steven Schumacher said, "I am delighted once again that we have been able to add another very good player to our squad, that is going to make us stronger and more competitive as a team next season.
"Bali Mumba will add pace, directness and excitement to our right wing back department this season. The physical demands required in that area of the pitch for us is immense, so having real competition now on both sides will improve our chances.
"Bali, I am sure, will enjoy his experience down here playing for Argyle and hopefully he will improve and develop as the season goes on."
While Neil Dewsnip added, “It is great to see Bali at Home Park. He is a young player who I have had the privilege to work with over a number of years.
“He is a fantastic personality and has loads of energy and I have no doubt will settle into our squad very well and will make an immediate impact.”
The deal is subject to EFL approval.
Bali will wear the number 17 shirt during his time as a Pilgrim. His home shirt is sponsored by HiQ Tyres & Autocare, while his away shirt is available for sponsorship. Please contact email@example.com for more information or call 01752302204.
Welcome to Home Park, Bali!