George Galloway could to stand for a Glasgow seat in the Scottish Parliament, he has revealed.
The Dundee-born maverick failed to secure the Poplar and Limehouse seat in London as a Respect party candidate in the May General Election this year.
In his column in the Daily Record he wrote that he was under "serious pressure" to be a candidate in Glasgow for the Holyrood elections in May.
He wrote: "I'd need 5% of the total Glasgow vote to get elected - somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 votes.
"My friends don't think it's beyond me. Neither do I. What about you?"
A prominent critic of the war in Iraq in the past, Mr Galloway, who is also a former Labour MP, stood for the anti-war Respect Party in 2005.
He won his seat in Bethnal Green and Bow from Labour MP Oona King.