Defoe wants Cole at Spurs

The 27-year-old is out of contract and can join Spurs on a free transfer.

“When we were in South Africa (you could see) every day his passion and his drive to want to improve,” Defoe told Sky Sports News.

“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.”