Beni Baningime has signed a four-year contract extension with English Premier League side Everton which will keep him at the club until June 2022.
The 19-year-old joined the Toffees’ academy at the age of eight and last year, he played a crucial role as the club secured the Premier League 2 title.
Baningime made his debut appearance for the first team in a League Cup tie against Chelsea in October 2017 and had since continued to blossom, featuring in 12 games across all competitions.
The midfielder, delighted with the new deal, is hoping to get more chances to impress with the first team.
“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,” Baningime told club website.
“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.”
The midfielder who has made 12 senior appearances so far will be hoping to get an opportunity when Everton play host to Southampton on Saturday.