Former NBA champion Jeremy Lin has signed for the Beijing Shougang Ducks ahead of upcoming Chinese Basketball Association season, ending a summer of speculation over the free agent’s next move. The deal had been reported in local media earlier Tuesday, with suggestions that there would be an announcement as early as Tuesday evening. It appeared to have been confirmed on the player’s official Sina Weibo account, where he posted photos of him being welcomed to the team. He also posted a video of him in the team uniform on the Chinese video app Douyin. A still from video on Sina Weibo showing Jeremy Lin signing his contract with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. pic.twitter.com/gfyKNtRdZN — Jonathan White (@jmawhite) August 27, 2019 “Beijing, I’m here,” Lin says in Mandarin in the video. The 31-year-old had been linked with a move to China’s capital in recent weeks but claimed nothing was official until he made a statement. Beijing, I'm coming! @JLin7 made his announcement on Douyin today as former NBA star signs for CBA team Beijing Ducks! #linsanity pic.twitter.com/ps0ma9zTQ4 — Red Lantern (@RedLanternDM) August 27, 2019 However, multiple media outlets in China were reporting that the deal is done and an official announcement was said to be imminent. The topic has been trending on social media site Sina Weibo. @JLin7 just announce via Weibo that he signs with the Beijing Shougane Ducks today joining the CBA. JeremyLin林书豪(Weibo) 北京，我来了 @北京首钢篮球俱乐部 pic.twitter.com/QdtjWdIOcz — Penny Lee (@penny10654) August 27, 2019 Video of him arriving at the club’s headquarters and putting on a Ducks baseball cap was also being shared on Weibo as excitement reached a fever pitch on the site. Lin is the biggest signing made by a CBA club, dwarfing even the profile of the former Beijing Ducks star Stephon Marbury. As per China BTV Sports 天天體育 just said, @JLin7 just arrived and ready to meet with the team Beijing Ducks. The coach and players of Beijing Ducks in the national team for FIBA World Cup have returned. Signing and official announcements are coming soon. pic.twitter.com/9sluwsThIR — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) August 27, 2019 Previous reports had suggested that Lin had been offered more than US$3 million per year to play for the Ducks next season. Lin had hinted that he was open to moving to China but only if his expectations were met. “Of course I am thinking about the CBA,” Lin told media in Guangzhou when he was announced as the brand ambassador for Chinese brand Xtep . “I don’t know where I will be next year, so I don’t have expectations. “I know what level I can play at, so if I don’t get that I won’t settle,” he said. Lin had been on an Asia tour this summer during his NBA free agency. Speculation that his next team would be in the region has grown as the tour has gone on. At #Xtep event Day 1, @JLin7 replied to the question: in the NBA or CBA. Jeremy tried to clarify the rumors that he had negotiated a CBA team today. pic.twitter.com/eTybDE9IbS — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) August 18, 2019 “I’ve always known that my journey in some ways would end in China,” the Toronto Raptors guard told website Radii on a recent visit to Shanghai. The Harvard graduate become a global sensation during his time with the New York Knicks, in a period that was dubbed “Linsanity”. Lin played for CBA side Dongguan Leopards briefly during the 2011 NBA lockout. Jeremy Lin was days from being cut & only played because the Knicks were on a back-to-back-to-back. Then LINSANITY happened... 28 PTS, 8 AST vs D-Will 23 PTS, 10 AST vs Wall 38 PTS vs Kobe 20 PTS, 8 AST vs Rubio 27 PTS, 11 AST, GW vs TOR pic.twitter.com/w42Ixm655B — Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) August 23, 2019 The Ducks have won the CBA championship three times in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Lin joins former New Jersey Nets player Justin Hamilton and Ekpe Udoh, formerly of the Utah Jazz, at Wukesong Arena.