BILEL Mohsni insists he would be happy to return to Southend United.

The fiery Frenchman has been without a club since leaving Greek side Panachaiki last July.

But the 32-year-old would be willing to come back to Blues.

“I’d be happy to come back to Southend,” said Mohsni.

“When I left I was sad because it’s a nice club and place.

“I had no problems there.

“Everything was very good and still had dreams to play at a higher level but the board stopped that.”

Mohsni scored 18 goals in 80 games before departing Roots Hall in April 2013.

His form attracted interest from Premier League sides West Ham United and Blackpool.

But Blues opted to reject any offers coming their way.

“The start was so good and the end could’ve been too, “recalled Mohsni.

“Blackpool and West Ham came in for me and other clubs did as well.

“The club got me for free and if they had been able to get some money it could have helped with the project of the new stadium or whatever else they have.

“I could have moved to the Premier League and the club could have made some good money but it didn’t happen.

“I spoke to them a couple of times and said as a businessman you have to sell me but it didn’t happen.”

However, Mohsni still holds the Shrimpers in high regard.

And he remains saddened by their season so far.

“I still follow Southend and it’s sad to see them near the bottom,” said Mohsni.

“I don’t know if the League will continue because of the coronavirus but it’s a shame to see Southend where they are because a couple of years ago they had a squad going for promotion.

“It’s horrible to see them losing so many games and I hope things can get better for them.”

And Mohsni - who had been training with Grimsby Town before the season came to a halt - is keen for things to get better for Blues’ fans.

“I had a great connection with the fans and Paul Sturrock the manager as well, “said Mohsni.

“It was my first time as a professional so it was unforgettable and I remember the song they would sing about me not speaking English.

“It was a very good time at Southend.

“It was just a shame it didn’t end with a good transfer that could have made the club good money.”

Mohsni enjoyed an eventful spell with the Shrimpers but his favourite moment came right at the start.

“It’s hard to pick one moment but I would go with my first game against Wolves,” said Mohsni.

“It was the first time I had been in a professional team.”