The 18-year-old who has been with the Blues since he moved from the Democratic Republic of Congo as an eight-year-old, has signed on with a deal that ties him to the club for the next two seasons.
It is an acknowledgement of his impressively rapid progress over the past year which has seen him step up from the U18s, whom he helped win the Dallas Cup earlier this year, to become a regular in David Unsworth's U23 side.
“I'm made up that I've got the contract,” Baningime told evertonfc.com. “I'd like to thank everyone; my family and the Academy coaches for all having faith in me.
“I'm happy with the way I have progressed. At the end of last season, I found my form and was playing well. It's carried on into this season and hopefully it continues even longer.
“I had no idea the contract was coming. I was surprised that I went away with the Under-23s in pre-season because I thought I would be with the Under-18s for most of this year. David Unsworth had faith in me and I'm delighted that it has paid off.”
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1 Posted 13/10/2016 at 21:50:49
2 Posted 13/10/2016 at 21:59:41
I'll get me coat...
3 Posted 13/10/2016 at 22:23:17
He's moved up this year to U23s and held his own very well in the Bolton Checkatrade Trophy game against seasoned pros. He shows a bit more prominently going forward this term.
4 Posted 14/10/2016 at 09:21:18
A good player and tackler who works his socks off the whole time he is on the pitch, also a very neat and tidy player with the ball.
He has worked hard to get where he is and this contract will make him all the more determined to get on in the game. Good luck, Beni, hope you have a great future with the Blues.
5 Posted 14/10/2016 at 10:32:25