Ronald Koeman said that Barcelona will try to sign Memphis Depay over the winter window.
Depay reportedly reached a personal agreement with Barcelona, though Lyon could not agree to a transfer fee.
"For me, it's just a question of waiting. We wanted Memphis because he's a great player and because he has qualities that, in my opinion, we lack. Especially depth in the attacking play.
"The majority of Barcelona's attacking players want the ball to their feet. Memphis can be used as an outlet, but he's also capable of going in behind. He's strong, dynamic and can play as well as a striker or as a left winger," said Koeman.
Koeman added that he wanted to sign Depay in addition to keeping Lionel Messi in the squad.
"In my mind, I always assumed that he would stay," added Koeman on Messi.