I think Ross has decided for a while now that he wants to go to Spurs. Not for the money, but for his career. He's seen Pochettino turn average players into stars and England regulars. Alli, Dier, Rose, Walker and especially Kane. He went through all the England youth teams as a star while Kane struggled for starts. If we had accepted Spurs bid he would have signed for them this summer. We didn't so he's decided to wait until January. He's injured so it's not like he was going to be playing anyway until December.
As for handing in a transfer request. He doesn't really need to do that when his manager has said that he is for sale already.
Strange when a player is relying on one manager to turn him into a better player.
Tadic didn't do too badly under Koeman at Southampton, who plays a similar role as Barkley should be playing.
We have Rooney who Barkley could have learnt a lot from.
He just doesn't want to be at the club, and it comes to a point where it doesn't even matter what the reason is...
He's an evertonian, turning down a fortune to play for Everton, to go to a rival club to sit on the bench.