From a footballing aspect I can absolutely see the attraction of Spurs. Good core of young players developed by (Imo) the best coach in the league. He's turned the likes of Rose and Walker into top fullbacks, made Dembele effective and has improved Dier a shitload.
However, on the flip side, I just can't see how he fits in. He wouldn't be a starter and he doesn't really show the workrate that Poch well, rates. In that sense he is a bit similar to Sissoko who Poch has seemingly froezen out to some extent. He might back himself to force his way into the team, if so then respect, that's the sort of attitude and mentality I'll admit I didn't think he had.
My big bug bear in all of this is, the fact that he is leaving his boyhood club at a time when we are on the cusp of closing the gap on the likes of Spurs. Like I say if he finds Koeman a hard task master and their relationship is strained basically because Koeman is asking him to do the hard stuff, then good luck at Spurs mate, you'll struggle with that as they're on another level with the fitness and defensive organisation and pressing.
Taking away the fact he is a blue, I'd still have said signing a new contract and being a more likely starter for Everton, would improve him more than probably being a sporadic squad player at Spurs.
Like I say, it's the timing of all of this + the fact he's seemingly willing to wind his contract down. This isn't a Rooney type, where we'd been on the brink of relegation, light years away from competing and needing the money. We're a team that (transfer deadline debacle aside) is on the up with better players, new stadium on the horizon and a good cance to compete with a manager that will improve the tactical game of the likes of Barkley. Just an odd way of treating his boyhood team.
But as others have said he should have been offered a contract last summer.
I know people moan when he is mentioned, but this is just another example of Martinez fucking us up. 2 years of nothingness has lead the likes of Barkley to consider leaving us, and for a team in that time that has overtook us and then some. Moshiri was 12 months too late sadly