Derby County boss and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has had his say on the latest debate of whether Manchester City star Sergio Aguero is the greatest foreign striker to feature in the Premier League.

The debate on Aguero being the greatest foreign striker in the Premier League was heightened earlier this week after Manchester City announced that long serving striker Aguero will leave the club at the end of his contract this summer. To this effect, Aguero would be a free agent in the coming weeks.

Ex-Manchester United striker Rooney paid tribute to Aguero earlier this week on the back of the announcement that the Argentine striker will leave Manchester City in the summer. In his words as revealed by the Daily Star, Rooney said Aguero is not the greatest foreign Premier League striker and that he would pick Arsenal legend Thierry Henry ahead of him.

Rooney pointed out that Aguero has had a fantastic career and that he is one of the best foreign strikers in the Premier League. According to him, the likes of Aguero, Manchester United legends Ruud van Nistelrooy and Erik Cantona, and Arsenal icon DennisBergkamp are just behind Henry as the greatest foreign striker.

Aguero signed for Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in the Spanish topflight at the start of the 2011/12 season and he went on to play a big part in the Premier League title triumph in his debut season. The Argentine scored the all-important goal with virtually the last action of the game to hand his team a 3-2 win at home to London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and the Premier League title ahead of rivals Manchester United.

Manchester City ended the long wait for a league title thanks to the major contribution from Aguero, who’s the last surviving member from the squad that achieved the feat.