Ex-Pompey captain breaks down in tears over Ehiogu’s sudden death

The late Ugo Ehiogu. Picture:  Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
The late Ugo Ehiogu. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Former Pompey captain Paul Merson broke down in tears whilst paying tribute to the late Ugo Ehiogu.

Ehigou sadly died aged 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tottenham’s training ground yesterday.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, ex-Blues forward Merson – who played alongside Ehugou at Aston Villa – said he was devastated by the news.

An emotional Merson said: ‘I’m still devastated. He was such a top bloke, it was unbelievable.

‘He was a man-mountain. Only the good die young.’

Other past Pompey players also took to social media to pay their tributes to Ehiogu.