Date: 16th July 2017 at 5:14pm
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AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale hopes his success with England Under 19’s will have caught the eye of Cherries manager Eddie Howe.

Ramsdale made the move to the south coast in January from Sheffield United, but failed to break into the AFC Bournemouth squad behind Artur Boruc and Ryan Allsop.

Since the season has ended Adam Federici has returned from injury, whilst AFC Bournemouth have also spent a reported £8million on Asmir Begovic from Premier League champions Chelsea.

Whilst those four goalkeepers have been part of the Cherries pre-season training camp in Spain, with both Boruc and Allsop handed 45 minutes against Estoril, Ramsdale has been away with England Under 19’s.

The UEFA Under 19’s European Championship was held in Georgia and the age group followed in the footsteps of the Under 20’s squad who earlier this summer won the World Cup.

England defeated Portugal 2-1 in the final, with Ramsdale key to England’s success.

Ramsdale now returns to AFC Bournemouth with international honours, alongside Lewis Cook who was part of the Under 20’s winning side.

Ramsdale told

‘The last half an hour or so was all a blur, When the final whistle went I don’t remember much except hugging everyone.

‘I’m just elated, we’ve just won something with England and that’s the best you can get; the next step is to try and win something with the older ages…’

‘…It was a chance for me to use this as a stepping stone for next season, to catch the eye of my manager at Bournemouth, It’s just all been exciting, if I didn’t make the saves then we wouldn’t have got to where we are so I’m over the moon.’

Your Say…

RichGo wrote…

2-1 England – after a good spell for Portugal. Nmecha scored – a bit before Ramsdale made a good save.Join the conversation here.

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