The Brazilian ace is poised to join Shanghai SIPG in a £60m deal next month after securing a long-term deal worth £400,000-a-week.
But Mourinho insists Zlatan Ibrahimovic would never do the same, saying: “I’m really happy for him. Maybe some people could think ‘top scorer, but not at 35-years-old, not any more because this is the Premier League and not La Liga.
“But 35 for him is the same as 25, La Liga is the same as the Premier League. He scores goals, plays well, I’m really happy for him because he will end his career on his high – not in America or China.”