Blackburn tried to convince Nyambe to stay at Ewood Park by offering him a new contract but the right-back opted against signing fresh terms.
After briefly becoming a free-agent, the 24-year-old sealed a switch to Wigan Athletic yesterday.
As confirmed by Wigan’s official website, Nyambe has signed an initial one-year deal with the Championship side.
A product of Blackburn’s youth academy, Nyambe made his debut in 2015 and went on to feature regularly for the club.
During his time with Rovers, the right-back made 199 appearances in all competitions.
Blackburn have not wasted time when it comes to finding a replacement for Nyambe as Callum Brittain is closing in on a move to the club.
As per The Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, the Barnsley defender has agreed personal terms with Rovers and has completed a medical.
Making reference to his decision to leave Blackburn, Nyambe has revealed that wanted to embrace a new challenge at this stage of his career.
“It was a difficult decision for me to leave, but personally I thought I’ve been there quite a while and I want to get out of my comfort zone, to go and test myself and go see what’s out there.
“I wanted to find a new challenge and a fresh start in my career.
“I love Blackburn, it’s a team that’s helped me grow as a person and as a player and I appreciate everything they did for me and I love them.”
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When you consider that Nyambe was Blackburn’s first-choice right-back, it was somewhat of a shock when he opted not to sign a new deal.
Having revealed that he left the club because he wanted to get out of his comfort zone, the Namibia international will now be looking to help Wigan achieve a relative amount of success in the Championship.
As for Rovers, they will be hoping to move forward as a club in the absence of Nyambe.
Set to face Queens Park Rangers on July 30th, Blackburn could secure a positive result in this particular fixture if the likes of Ben Brereton Diaz and Sam Gallagher are firing on all cylinders.