Everton product Beni Baningime looks set to pay the price for a torrid 2018/19 campaign, with Football Insider reporting the midfielder is in talks with Danish side Brondby IF over a potential move to the western outskirts of Copenhagen.
It is expected that the 20-year-old’s possible Merseyside farewell would be on a temporary basis, and join Niels Frederiksen’s Superliga side as they look to claw back inside the top positions following a fourth-place finish last season.
Drengene fra Vestegnen are understood to have leapt ahead of numerous sides to secure Baningime’s services, after Marco Silva gave the defensive midfielder the green light to make a move away in the hope of playing regular senior football and develop his game.
Kinshasa, DR Congo-born Baningime endured a torrid 2018/19 campaign of his own, in a loan spell with Wigan Athletic that could not have gone much worse for the Toffees product.
Having moved to the DW Stadium in the winter after months on the fringes at Goodison Park, the £1.8million-rated prospect made the matchday squad as an unused substitute at the first opportunity, and made his Championship debut for the Latics the following week away to Rotherham United in a one-all draw.
However, Paul Cook omitted Baningime from his 18-man teamsheet four days later as his side drew with Stoke City, and the Blues product remained in the wilderness until the close of the season when he returned to Merseyside.
He is now seemingly set to pay the price for failing to meet the grade in Greater Manchester, and be forced to make more than a step down in search of regular first-team football.
Brondby have started the season with slight promise of better things with four wins in their opening six games, having achieved their joint-lowest points tally since 2012/13 last term.