"He's already trained with them because they wanted to get him involved and take a look at him," Stoke youth coach Adrian Pennock told The Sentinel.
"We'd like to get him out on loan if we can because he's now at that stage where he needs to be pushed to gain the right experience.
"I'm more than confident he will hold his own at that level - in fact I feel sure he could pull his weight at a higher level.
"We saw Ryan Shotton go out on loan to the same division with Altrincham and do well last season. And now he's doing well two divisions higher with Tranmere.
"So the challenge is there for Nathaniel. He's very much a boy in a man's body in terms of his experience and his physical stature. But he's learning all the time and will benefit from the experience of competitive football."