Peter Reid gives his verdict on promising Everton talent Beni Baningime

Peter Reid, part of the Bolton coaching staff during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Bolton Wanderers at the iPro Stadium on April 09, 2016 in Derby, United Kingdom.

Everton teenager has signed a new deal.

Peter Reid, part of the Bolton coaching staff during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Bolton Wanderers at the iPro Stadium on April 09, 2016 in Derby, United Kingdom.

Former Everton player and Premier League boss Peter Reid has given his backing to teenager Beni Baningime.

Baningime signed a new contract this week, the club's official website announced, a reward for the 19-year-old after his role in the club's Premier League 2 success last season.

Baningime has trained with the first team this season and the club have high hopes for the midfielder.

Josh Maja of Sunderland (C) is tackled by Beni Baningime (L) and Harry Charley (R) of Everton during  the Premier League 2 match between Sunderland and Everton at the Hetton Centre  on...

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.

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.

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