Everton teenager has signed a new deal.
Baningime has trained with the first team this season and the club have high hopes for the midfielder.
Ex-Everton favourite Reid believes the teenager is a bright talent, having watched Baningime in action for the under-23s.
Reacting to the contract announcement, Reid posted on Twitter.
Seen Beni a couple of times looks a good player. https://t.co/N7elCKuJsr— Peter Reid (@reid6peter) October 12, 2017
Baningime's contract runs until 2020, but he has already caught Ronald Koeman's eye.
Unfortunately for him, he is competing for a position where Everton are well stocked, with Idrissa Gueye and Morgan Schneiderlin regulars in midfield.
The new contract will at least give Baningime confidence, and belief that he belongs, and that should in turn help his performances for the under-23s and in training, and enhance his chances of a call up.