Beni Baningime has left Everton to join Scottish top-flight club Hearts on a permanent transfer.
The 22-year-old central midfielder joined Everton’s Academy at the age of nine after moving to England from DR Congo a year earlier.
Baningime progressed through the age groups and was a regular in David Unsworth’s Premier League 2 title-winning side in 2016/17.
He made his First-Team debut in October 2017 in a League Cup tie at Chelsea and went on to make 12 senior appearances for the Club.
Everyone at Everton thanks Beni for his years of service and wishes him all the best for the future.