A deal has been agreed to bring the French midfielder to the Lane from Inter Milan on a season-long loan, although Glenn cautioned that he would not comment too much on the signing until the player has arrived and 'the ink is dry' on the paperwork.
While waiting for the formalities to be completed, the boss did allow himself to be drawn into a brief explanation of what attracted him to the 24-year-old's services.
"He's a good footballer," he said. "We've been looking for a certain style of midfielder and I think we're still going to have to search for that in the winter window.
"This lad has got a bit of everything and has certainly got two good feet which is unusual nowadays in players," added Glenn, before joking that his linguistic abilities might have helped in persuading Dalmat to join Spurs.
"My pidgin-French, if I'm honest! I just very quickly spoke to him about football things - where we would be playing him and what our aspirations are at the club.
"If we get him - he's still not quite ours yet - I'll be pleased. It will make a lot of competition for places here and I want that."
Glenn Hoddle describes potential recruit Stephane Dalmat as a player who has got a 'bit of everything'.