Kyrie Irving informally announced he plans on re-signing with the Boston Celtics next offseason as a free agent.

“I’m planning on re-signing here next year,” said Irving.

Irving will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Irving had previously been linked to exploring his options in free agency.

Shams Charania of The Athletic also reports Irving has privately communicated his plans to re-sign with ownership of the Celtics.