Bali Mumba is in talks over a permanent return to Plymouth Argyle, it is understood. 

The 21-year-old returned to Norwich City after a hugely successful campaign at Home Park last season where he helped Steven Schmaucher's side to lift the League One title.


Norwich have been assessing his progress in pre-season and a decision has been made to sanction a return to Plymouth - with work ongoing to conclude a deal in the coming days. 

Work is still to be done on any potential deal, but the clubs are discussing the possibility of Mumba returning to Devon on a permanent basis - with Norwich having been suitably impressed by Kellen Fisher's performances during pre-season. 

Fisher joined Norwich from National League Bromley earlier this summer and has impressed David Wagner in both training and friendly fixtures over the last few weeks. 

They also added Jack Stacey to their right-back ranks on a free transfer from Bournemouth earlier this summer, with the 27-year-old impressing in his early pre-season performances. 

Max Aarons also remains at Norwich but is likely to depart the club this summer with Premier League interest rising - notably from West Ham, Fulham and Brentford. 

Mumba made 41 appearances at Plymouth last season as an attacking wing-back specific to their successful 3-5-2 system that helped them secure the third-tier title. 

Norwich are likely to play with a flat back four this season - meaning Mumba will likely struggle for game time. 

Mumba was named League One Young Player of the Season for his contributions at Home Park and became popular with supporters due to his impressive performances and attacking quality.

The Pink Un: Bali Mumba enjoyed a successful loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last season.Bali Mumba enjoyed a successful loan spell at Plymouth Argyle last season. (Image: PA Images)

Discussing his loan move upon its conclusion back in May, Mumba told Plymouth's official channels: “If I had to rate it, it would be a 10. I wouldn’t change anything. The experience was perfect.

“Argyle’s got a special place in my heart. A special place, special club, special fans.

“I'll always be rooting for Argyle, no matter where I’m at. I feel like Argyle have got another supporter, which is me.”

The clubs will continue their talks over the coming days, with Norwich set to fly out to Austria for their last pre-season camp on Friday.