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.