Since arriving at the club last August, Robbie has principally played as the main striker with the now departed Teddy Sheringham dropping deep into space. Glenn suspects that the Irishman has hankered after such freedom and the arrival of Helder should give him that licence.
"Robbie has played up as a main striker for us since he came," explained Glenn. "He can play it and has done really well as everyone saw.
"I feel he is at his very best when he is playing off someone and I think there is another level that we can find for Robbie in the way that he can play with Helder and the other strikers.
"We can now achieve a balance between Robbie and Helder and I think Robbie has always had his eye on that Teddy role, if you like. When we bought him it was something we talked about for the future.
"The balance and impact could be there pretty quickly."
Glenn Hoddle feels that the recruitment of Helder Postiga can only increase the performance level of Robbie Keane.