Defoe backing Totteham move for Chelsea winger Cole
Cole, 28, is a free agent after his contract with Chelsea expired this summer and Defoe would welcome his arrival at White Hart Lane, having been impressed by Cole as the pair trained together with England at the World Cup.
Defoe told Sky Sports News: "When we were in South Africa (you could see) every day his passion and his drive to want to improve.
"In training he was sharp and he was strong, he just loves football - that's Joe. So if we could get someone like that at the club it would be good for everyone."