BOSS Eddie Howe believes “larger than life” character Aaron Ramsdale will be aiming for an England senior spot in the future.

The young stopper has been a revelation since making his Premier League debut at the start of the season, helping Cherries to 11 points from their opening seven games.

Once again called up for Aidy Boothroyd’s England under-21 setup this week, the young stopper has represented his country throughout the national side’s age-group system.

He is set to continue in goal for Cherries during tomorrow’s Premier League clash at Arsenal (2pm).

Quizzed on whether Ramsdale could be an England goalkeeper of the future, Howe said: “I think if you just look at his record, he’s played for the youth teams.

“He’s playing for the under-21s now, so he would feel ultimately that’s an aim, I’m sure a goal for him in the future to try to attain.

“But he’s got a long way to go to get there. The only thing he can do is play well for us on a consistent basis and see if that’s enough.”

Howe added: “In terms of character, I think he’s larger than life. He is quite vocal, which is quite rare these days.

“You get a lot of players who come through that are quite quiet, placid and take time for their characters to come out.

“Aaron is probably the reverse. If he was in this room now, you’d notice him. He’s a little bit old school in his approach, wants to get his hands dirty, wants to dive around.

“We love that about him and we wouldn’t want him to change that.”

Asked if he had been surprised at how quickly the keeper had adapted to life in the Premier League, the Cherries boss replied: “No, I wouldn’t say I’ve been hugely surprised.

“The only question mark about Aaron when put into the environment of the Premier League was how would he tackle the challenge?

“From his previous experiences. If you look at his loan spells (at Chesterfield and AFC Wimbledon) – they were really tough challenges he took on.

“One he got relegated, the second one he managed to achieve his aim of staying up - but I think they are such high-pressured situations that he thrived in that moment.

“When we looked at him as a possibility of playing this season – it was a case of that high-pressure environment again. Would he rise to the challenge? So far, he has done and I think that’s a great quality for him to possess.

“Added to that, he has had international recognition.

"Those games are high-profile and pressured as well – really good signs for him so young and early in his career that he has been able to play at the highest level, as he has.”