Tony Mowbray lands Ryan Nyambe ultimatum amid Blackburn Rovers contract deadlock


Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has called Ryan Nyambe’s contractual situation shameful in light of the lingering uncertainty over his future.

Nyambe is one of the many key first-team players who are in possession of a contract which expires at the end of the current campaign.

Rovers has been in negotiations with Nyambe and his representatives for almost a year with the aim of tying him to a new long-term contract, but has yet to come to a conclusion.

A 12-month option was triggered in Nyambe’s contract last May and although speculation about his future has circulated in recent months, the right-back has continued to play on the pitch and has shown little sign of being distracted by questions off the pitch.

A proud Rovers’ Academy product, Nyambe has been a regular part of the Mowbray squad having made their league debut at the end of 2016.

Asked if the interest in Nyambe was real, Mowbray replied, “No one has called. Ryan is one of the players who is out of contract this summer but no one has called.

“Ryan is moving forward, training hard and striving to improve. Contract discussions have been going on for a long time and we don’t seem to be getting very far with his advisers.

“The phone must ring if people leave. Ryan Nyambe will be leaving this summer if he doesn’t want to sign a new contract that we have offered him.

“If somebody wants to buy it now, the number will have to be right before we decide if we’re going to sell or if we’re going to keep.

“It’s just football. He’s been amazing to me in my five years at this club. He’s an international footballer now. It’s a shame because I think Ryan should stay at this football club. and continue its development here.

“He’s just a young boy and he’s grown a lot more in him.”

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