Beni Baningime signs new contract

Thursday 12 October 2017  31 Comments  [Jump to last]
Under-23s midfielder, Beni Baningime, has signed a new 2½-year deal with Everton.

The 19-year-old was an instrumental figure for Everton Under-23s as they won last season's Premier League 2 title, having only made his full debut for David Unsworth's side on the final day of the previous campaign.

Unsworth has been glowing in his praise for the teenager and Baningime was rewarded for his terrific form at the start of this season by being invited to train with Ronald Koeman's first team.

After penning a new deal until June 2020, the young Blues' ball-winning midfielder is aiming to become the next Academy talent to be called on by the Dutchman.

“I am very, very happy — thrilled to sign the contract,” Baningime told evertontv. “I have been working so hard for this and I am just glad David Unsworth and his staff have given me this opportunity.

“My ambition is to make the first team but I will have to see what happens. That is my dream, to play in Everton's first team. It has been ever since I came here.


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Dave Abrahams
1 Posted 12/10/2017 at 16:46:55
More good news!

Beni Banginime is another very good prospect, a fine confident calm player with good control, fine passer of a ball and reads a game well. He'll be ready to go out on loan in the near future to hone his skills.

Peter Gorman
2 Posted 12/10/2017 at 16:55:00
A good player is Beni, seems to have been mixing with the older age groups for a while which is a good reflection on how he has been developing.
Dermot Byrne
3 Posted 12/10/2017 at 19:14:48
Fantastic! Great young player. Well done.

Just to restore the splinters in my arse, obviously Kenwright has already sold his left foot to an offshore bank that lost it's own postcode recently and Moshiri is renting him out to that American architect, but hey... find joy where you can.

It's a very very short life and I just cannot become forensic in my misery just yet... or be dragged down into the misery of others, no matter how well they justify it. Too short. Too short.

Brent Stephens
4 Posted 12/10/2017 at 19:20:28
I like this guy. Can never remember the correct spelling of his name, though!
Dermot Byrne
5 Posted 12/10/2017 at 19:23:52
Top Cat. (Need to be of an age for than crap joke, Brent.)
Dave Abrahams
6 Posted 12/10/2017 at 19:47:20
Brent, I'm almost sure it is Banginime.

Dermot, he gave Officer Dibble a very hard time.

Dermot Byrne
7 Posted 12/10/2017 at 19:48:15
Oh, thanks Dave.
Jack Convery
8 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:19:34
Beni the Ball!
Brent Stephens
9 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:20:00
Dermot, I'm of that age! And if I think of TC I always think also of Phil Silvers. And Doberman became Benny.
Dermot Byrne
10 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:22:03
May open a thread on Officer Dibble and we can all kick off again!
Dermot Byrne
11 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:25:45
Peter Mills
12 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:27:07
Dermot Byrne
13 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:31:22
Yabba dabba do!
Brent Stephens
14 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:38:44
Don Alexander
15 Posted 12/10/2017 at 20:56:19
Ideally he'll become a Fancy-Fancy but with a bloody good Choo-Choo in him.
Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 12/10/2017 at 21:01:23
Brent (9),if Benny was real, he could sue you for linking him to Doberman, even I liked Dwayne myself.
Dermot Byrne
17 Posted 12/10/2017 at 21:01:48
Lol, Brent. That is same dance as the doom merchants do after etc etc. Double life!
Dermot Byrne
18 Posted 12/10/2017 at 21:03:15
You have disgraced an innocent tail... sorry, take... Don.
Dermot Byrne
19 Posted 12/10/2017 at 21:07:30
Tried to edit last post but messed up. Yabba...
Steve Ferns
20 Posted 13/10/2017 at 01:26:57
This is excellent news. I heard links to the likes of Arsenal. Just need him to be given a go now.
Eric Myles
21 Posted 13/10/2017 at 02:38:51
Brent (#4), hopefully he'll become known as Beni Banginthemin to make the spelling easier for you.
Ajay Gopal
22 Posted 13/10/2017 at 04:17:18
Ha..ha.. Eric (21), best me to it!
Ian Burns
23 Posted 13/10/2017 at 09:20:46
I'm sure Beni will be delighted to see we are all taking the piss out of his name rather than congratulating him on signing on for a few more seasons.

I genuinely hope he, like others in the Under-23s come through for us, there is nothing better than seeing such as Barkley, Davies et al making the step up. One of our own as they say.

Now, how do you spell Beni's name again?

Eric Myles
24 Posted 13/10/2017 at 09:52:35
Ian, I'm sure you know that fans have nicknames for players of their team which are nothing to do with taking the piss.

If he ever does become affectionately known as Banginthemin, then it means he has surely succeeded and become a fan favourite.

Eric Myles
25 Posted 13/10/2017 at 09:55:18
Why is he signing the contract on the top of the first page??

Surely a staged photo if ever I saw one?

Ian Burns
26 Posted 13/10/2017 at 11:22:28
Eric, my last sentence should have told you it was "tongue in cheek"
Brent Stephens
27 Posted 13/10/2017 at 12:16:00
Eric (#21) – that's just made it harder for an illiterate like me!
Steve Ferns
28 Posted 13/10/2017 at 14:08:15
Eric (#25) – a staged photo? I thought it was an action shot of the moment he actually put pen to paper as a photographer just happened to walk past. Surely it is also a coincidence that the advertising just happens to be behind him?
Brian Murray
29 Posted 14/10/2017 at 10:15:02
Throw him in now and swerve Rooney and Schneiderlin.
Tony Hill
30 Posted 14/10/2017 at 21:58:38
Unsworth singing his praises in the Echo. I've only seen this boy once live (against the RS when we took the trophy last season) and people like Dave Abrahams know much more about him, but to me he has the mark of a potentially very fine Everton player: his lovely balance, calmness and accuracy. There is reason to be delighted that he has committed to us.

Great that Onyekuru is on the radar too; add Vlasic and Lookman (if we can keep him, which we will I'm sure) and the other youngsters and it's not all misery, even for doom-laden bastards like me. Of course, these lads will need to be managed expertly, which raises a few questions.

Lenny Kingman
31 Posted 16/10/2017 at 20:25:32
Some name that.

Benny Bangemin. No-one else can.

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