Adebayo Akinfenwa admits family reasons were a key factor behind his decision to reject a new contract at Northampton Town.
The 28-year-old, who spent two-and-a-half years at Sixfields, was commuting from his South London home every day during his time with the Cobblers.
He was offered terms to stay with the League Two side, but is now keen to join a new club closer to the capital.
"I'd like to get back home, closer to home," he told the Northampton Chronicle. "I've got the wife and a little kid here and that was another part of why I left Northampton.
"I wasn't spending as much time as I would have liked with my family, and my wife is having another baby so I had to bear that in mind.
"Where I go, the family will have to come with me, so in an ideal world I'd be able to stay here and do a little bit of travelling."
However, the striker admitted the lure of playing top-flight football in Scotland could tempt him to move away from home.
"I've had three or four Scottish Premier League clubs contact me about going there and doing something," he added.
"A couple of those clubs couldn't be further away from London so I'd have to seriously think about it, but it's nice to be sought after and nice to be wanted."