Wigan Athletic targeting Namibia international as Darikwa’s cover

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Wigan Athletic are reportedly closing in on Blackburn Rovers defender Ryan Nyambe.

According to Wigan Today newspaper, Nyambe will primarily provide competition at right-back for skipper Tendayi Darikwa, effectively replacing Gavin Massey – having moved on at the end of last term – in the squad.

The right-back, who can also play in central defence and on the left if needed, is available on a free transfer after leaving Blackburn following his deal expiring in the summer.

Should the deal be completed, Nyambe will be the Wigan’s first signing in this window.

The 24-year-old has so far made seven appearances for the Namibian national team after making his debut in 2019.