He's took us for a ride, much as I liked him and defended him as a player, that's what him and his agent have done, for his own benefits. Now people might say he has every right to do what's best for his own future and they'd be right.
But there are ways and means of doing things, especially when your with the club that made you, you supposedly supported all your life, made you a millionaire and got you to the level where you could represent your country. Any way you cut this, he has run down his contract, to the point where we will make practically nothing when he goes.
Those saying it's not for financial gain because he turned Chelsea down are deluding themselves, if he goes in January then he may well get a big signing on fee and bigger wages than he would have got on TDD, due to it being a much lower fee, his agent will ensure that.
If he goes at the end of his contract, it's a win, win for the player again, free transfer, more wages. We all called Rooney but at the very least we got a decent fee for him and if I remember, Rooney put in a transfer request, so lost his " loyalty " cut out of the fee, will Barkley ? All along it was obvious to some what he was doing, am I surprised, no disappointed yes.
Personally I would never let him kick a ball for Everton in an Everton shirt ever again. I would bench him continually all season, why keep him match fit for Spurs, or improve his chances for a world cup, Na fuck him, just as Ross thinks about our club and its fans. Yes I know it sounds bitter and petty, it's the way I feel and I can't see it changing soon. The annoying thing is I've seen this coming for quite a while.