Ryan Nyambe is set to leave Rovers in search of a new opportunity away from Ewood Park

The right back has failed to agree terms and won’t be extending his contract with the club.

Rovers had offered a new deal to Nyambe, whose one-year option was taken up last summer. That clause was inserted in the initial two-year contract signed by the Namibian in 2019.

Hope of a resolution came when Nyambe’s representatives returned to the negotiation table in April, but two months on, no agreement has been reached.

The two parties have been unable to agree on fresh terms which will see Nyambe leave the club this summer.

His current contract officially expires next week, with Nyambe having not returned to pre-season training.

Chief executive Steve Waggott confirmed to the Lancashire Telegraph that Nyambe will be moving on, and due to now being 24, Rovers won’t be eligible to any compensation.

That is despite Nyambe having graduated through the Academy ranks, and going on to make 201 first-team appearances, since arriving at the club a decade ago.

It is unclear at this stage as to whether Nyambe has a new club lined up.

Stoke City made enquiries about signing Nyambe last summer, only to be knocked back, with West Bromwich Albion another side thought to have Nyambe on their list of potential right back additions. Newly-promoted Bournemouth have also been mentioned, but have just signed Ryan Fredericks as a new right back option.

Nyambe arrived at Rovers at the age of 13, three years after moving to Manchester from his native Namibia, with the right back having pledged his allegiance to the Brave Warriors ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The news comes as the latest blow to Rovers, with Joe Rothwell and Darragh Lenihan having already confirmed their departures from the club, despite the offers of new contracts.

Nyambe is the latest first-team regular who will need to be replaced, with Rovers having also seen their five loanees return to their parent clubs, while Bradley Johnson and Jacob Davenport were among those released at the end of their deals.

Rovers tried to plan ahead for Nyambe’s departure by signing Deyovaisio Zeefuik on loan from Hertha Berlin in January with a view to a permanent move this summer.

However, the Dutchman failed to make his mark during an injury-hit loan spell, making only six appearances, and has since returned to his parent club.

James Brown, a January addition from Drogheda United, made his debut on the final day of the season at Birmingham City, while Joe Rankin-Costello is another option on the right side of the Rovers defence.


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