The former Rangers defender says Barton's suggestion he wants to prove himself as the best player in Scotland could make life difficult for him.
The youngster broke into the first-team picture at Villa Park in the latter half of the most recent season.
The 19-year-old is currently on loan with the Scottish Premiership side.
Two of Tottenham Hotspur's key men fail to feature in Carlton Palmer's ideal England eleven.
Leeds United are actively looking for Steve Evans' replacement, while he is still in charge.
The Portuguese is set to lead the Owls into the Championship play-off final.
Newcastle United are expected to be active in the summer transfer window.
José Mourinho has been appointed the new manager of Manchester United.
Frank de Boer has been linked with the vacant Everton job.
Queens Park Rangers are on the look out for a replacement for Charlie Austin.