Joleon Lescott expects to leave Manchester City this summer and could play abroad, though the defender would consider staying if fresh terms were offered.

The 31-year-old is preparing to move on after five years in which he has won all the major domestic honours.

With his move from Everton in 2009 having drawn criticism from those who thought he had done so solely to increase his earnings, Lescott said: "Two titles, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, not too bad – not bad for a money-grabber, eh? Not a bad decision in the end.

"It is the end. I know I'm going to be leaving. We've had a good relationship; this club has been a big part of me. As far as I'm concerned it's the end. If something changed then great but if not there are no hard feelings between me and the club. I've had a great relationship with them. I know the business side of it. We've been successful and I hold no grudges.

"Everyone talks about how you look back when your career has finished on what you've won – and I can look back and say I've won some amazing things.

"I'm going to see what's best for me and my family and then make a decision. I've spoken to a number of clubs in different countries. There's been no decision made but I want to get it sorted soon. I don't want to leave it till after the World Cup but at the same time I won't rush."

With City potentially facing FFP sanctions from Uefa that would reduce their Champions league squad to 21, of which eight places are for homegrown players, Lescott may still be needed for next season.

Lescott was not asked directly about this scenario but said of any new deal from City: "I'd have to weigh it up. There's a lot to consider. This club is going to win things over the next couple of years and I'd like to be a part of that. I didn't play as often as I'd have liked but I still made over 25 appearances, so I've played my part."