Blackburn Rovers expect right-back Ryan Nyambe to leave the club at the end of the season, a report from Lancs Live has revealed.
Nyambe is one of a long list of players who are out of contract at Ewood Park this summer, with the Namibian international having graduated through the club’s academy.
Now however, it seems as though Nyambe is set to be on the move this summer, in what would be a significant blow for the club, who have held talks over a new long-term deal for the defender in recent months.
According to this latest update, Blackburn are resigned to losing the 23-year-old this summer, with a number of Championship clubs said to be monitoring the defender’s progress and situation at Ewood Park.
Rovers do have the option to extend Nyambe’s contract for a further 12 months, but it has been suggested that they could instead look to receive compensation for the defender via tribunal, something they would be entitled to due to the fact that the right-back is under the age of 24.
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In total, Nyambe has made 164 appearances in all competitions for Blackburn to date, although he has yet to score his first goal for the club.
This is something that would be a big blow for Blackburn.
Nyambe has been one of the club’s most impressive and reliable performers in the past couple of seasons, and he is not someone they would want to lose if possible.
The fact therefore, that Nyambe looks set to be on the move this summer will be a significant source of frustration for many supporters, and if this does happen, there may well be questions asked about why a deal was not agreed sooner.
That being said, this could well become a big boost for another Championship club, if they are able to swoop to secure the services of Nyambe for a relatively small price.