EMMANUEL Osadebe is unsure where he will be playing next season but still hopes it can be Southend United.

The 23-year-old midfielder signed for the Shrimpers in February but the move could not be officially registered due to the club being in an transfer embargo.

And Osadebe – who is a now a free agent – does not know who he will line up for next.

“The honest truth is I probably know as much as you do right now,” said Osadebe.

“Right now I’m a free agent again because the contract hasn’t been registered.

“I could sign for anyone but I think Southend still want me but it’s just about finding out if the embargo has been cleared and what will happen next.

“But I’d100 per cent still like to sign for Southend.”

Blues, who sit second from bottom in League One, are still waiting to find out how their season will end.

But, whatever happens, Osadebe is keen to come Roots Hall and be reunited with Sol Campbell who was his manager at Macclesfield Town.

“Southend are still the ideal team for me,” said Osadebe.

“It’s close to home, I know the manager, I’m good friends with some of the players and I like the set up.

“I still think it would be a good move for me and would help me kick on.”

However, it has been an uncertain few months for Osadebe who was allowed to leave Macclesfield after not being paid.

“I signed for Southend in February but then we found out it wasn’t registered because there was an embargo,” said Osadebe.

“I didn’t know anything about an embargo and nor did other people at the club.

“It couldn’t be registered but I kept on training but since the season stopped I’ve not really spoken to anyone at the club.

“I don’t know if I’ll be going back or not to be honest and the chairman hasn’t paid me.”