'Great news', 'Get in', 'Awesome' - Everton fans react after terms agreed with 5ft 10in player

By Richard Parks

Everton fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight after the club announced today that rising star Beni Baningime has signed a new contract.

The Merseysiders announced on their official website that the midfielder, 19, has penned a four-year deal that runs until the summer of 2022.

The Toffees academy graduate, who joined Everton aged eight after moving to England from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was instrumental in their Under-23s’ Premier League 2 title success under David Unsworth last season.

Bangime, who stats site Soccerbase state is 5ft 10 in, broke into the first team this season after being given the chance to impress in the absence by former caretaker boss Unsworth when Idrissa Gueye was out injured.

Everton fans are pleased that such a long-serving player who has risen through the ranks has been recognised for his progress and has committed to a long-term agreement.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:


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