Beni Baningime signs four-year Everton contract
Last Updated: 03/05/18 6:44pm
Everton midfielder Beni Baningime has signed a new four-year deal at the club.
The 19-year-old had only signed a two-and-a-half-year contract last October - the same month he made his first-team debut in the Carabao Cup against Chelsea.
Baningime, who joined the club when he was eight years old after moving to England from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has since made 12 appearances for the Toffees having impressed manager Sam Allardyce.
"I'm really happy to sign a new contract and so proud because it represents what I've always wanted - which is to be around the first team and fighting for my place," said Baningime.
"This club means a lot to me because I've been here from a young age. It's where I want to be and I'm so thankful to everyone at the Club who has helped me get to this point.
"Hopefully this season is the first of many years of me being involved in the Everton first team.
"I'm determined to keep developing and to speak to everyone I can in order to keep improving my game. I speak to the manager, Duncan [Ferguson], Craig Shakespeare, Sammy Lee - just anything I can do to improve my game.
"Duncan's very good with me. Sometimes we do a bit of passing after we train. To me, this shows they've got faith in me and they want me to do well."