CHERRIES are understood to be weighing up the possibility of giving goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale some valuable experience during a loan spell.

A number of clubs are believed to have registered an interest in taking the 19-year-old with League Two rivals Chesterfield and Stevenage among them.

Ramsdale had been on the verge of joining Wycombe in the summer transfer window before the temporary move was blocked at the 11th hour.

An £800,000 buy from Sheffield United 12 months ago, Ramsdale has impressed boss Eddie Howe and his staff in his work with Cherries' team of goalkeepers.

And Howe, who believes Ramsdale is one of the country's foremost young stoppers, is now keen for him to cut his teeth in the Football League.

Stoke-born Ramsdale is yet to make a league appearance as a professional, having lined up twice for Sheffield United in the FA Cup last season.

He made his first-team debut in a 6-0 hammering of Leyton Orient in the first round and also started the second round defeat against Bolton, the club which had released him at the age of 15.

Before joining Cherries, Ramsdale had been the subject of a reported bid from Everton, while Arsenal and Manchester City had also been tracking him.

Ramsdale, who helped England win the European Under-19 Championship in the summer, was Cherries' back-up goalkeeper in the Carabao Cup ties against Birmingham, Brighton, Middlesbrough and Chelsea.

The teenager was also on the bench for the Premier League clashes at Everton in September and at Leicester on the final day of last season.