Fredi was away on international duty with Mali when his former West Ham teammate was recruited on transfer deadline day and Jermain commented at his unveiling that he was looking forward to linking up him again.
With 12 domestic goals of his own so far this season, Fredi can only see the benefit of the 21-year-old's arrival at the Lane.
"It is good for us and I think he is going to bring something else to us offensively," he reasoned.
"We have a lot of quality in the striking part of the pitch and I think he can bring something good and I am happy for him.
"I heard about it while I was away and was very happy. I don't mind if we bring in ten strikers because it will improve the club.
"Jermain coming is good for the competition and it will push us to be better."
Many feared that the goals might dry up when Fredi departed for Tunisia, but that has certainly been far from the case. His battle now is to attempt to force his way back into a side that has netted 15 goals in four games, with Jermain and Robbie Keane looking a force to be reckoned with.
"It has been good and I have to fight to play my part on the pitch again. We have good strikers and it will be difficult, but it doesn't bother me.
"I want us to get a good place in the Premiership table at the end of the season, so it is good the way the results have been going."
Fredi Kanoute suggests that the signing of Jermain Defoe will bring something extra to the striking department of the squad.