Bunjevcevic was in the country for a medical today but boss Glenn suggested at his pre-Manchester United press conference that it may be three weeks before the deal officially goes through.
The exact mechanics of the deal were not revealed but it would seem that the 28-year-old Red Star Belgrade skipper has a big part to play in Glenn’s revolution.
Glenn said: “The lad came over for a medical today. The deal has been done between club and player, subject to a work permit.
“He won’t sign officially for probably three weeks because of the circumstances but he still has games to play, still has internationals to play and that’s that.
“I’ve seen him play many times. He’s a very good passer of the ball, can play sweeper or central midfield, captain of Red Star, immense experience, at 28 he’s at a good age and is someone, for the way I want to play and envisage the team playing, who is very important.”
It was suggested to Glenn that Bunjevcevic was being signed as cover in case Sol Campbell decides his future lies away from the Lane.
But Glenn countered: “I see him standing on his own two feet playing with Sol.
“They would give us tremendous balance at the back. If Sol decided not to stay he would still play the part I want him to play although then we would have to look at something else defensively.”
Glenn Hoddle revealed on Thursday afternoon that the deal to bring Yugoslav international defender Goran Bunjevcevic to the Lane is all-but completed — the club is just waiting for a work permit to be granted.