Date: 12th February 2019 at 8:27am
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West Ham United fans have been gleefully reminiscing on social media after the official club Twitter account shared a post looking back to 1997, when the Hammers landed Paul Kitson.

Kitson moved to the Boleyn Ground from Newcastle, having been a bit-part player under Kevin Keegan, who only started the centre-forward on 26 occasions.

The deal set the Hammers back a reported £2.3million, but the money went a long way to solving Harry Redknapp’s striker crisis, and Kitson went on to record 70 competitive appearances in claret and blue, scoring 19 goals.

One of the best performances put in by the former England U21 international came against Charlton in 2001, when the 5 foot 9 hitman bagged a hat-trick in a 4-4 draw that, unfortunately, saw Jonatan Johansson score a stoppage-time equaliser.

The treble Kitson netted was the spotlight for West Ham’s tweet on Monday, as the club celebrated the 22 year anniversary of his signing, and the chance to reminisce got fans talking…