Sergio Aguero asked not to join a Premier League rival when he leaves Man City.
City’s all-time record goalscorer will leave Etihad at the end of this season ending his 10-year association with the club.
Aguero needs one more goal to equal Rooney’s record of goals for a single club.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson believes Aguero should move abroad and steer away from joining any Premier League club in the summer.
“No I don’t know if I’d like to see him play for another club,” Hodgson said.
“When you’ve been such an incredible servant for the club as he has been, and you’ve reached the legendary status that he has reached, that would put him in the same sort of category as a Gerrard, a Lampard – these type of players, really. Wayne [Rooney] only went to play for Derby as a player/coach. I’d like to put him in that category where they get associated with one club.
“I think there’s going to be loads and loads of takers for Sergio Aguero, but I think it would be a pity in some ways if he decides to leave Man City to go to another club in the Premier League because he really should treasure the status that he’s built up at Man City. Not only with his goalscoring but also with his record of appearances.”