The Munich born striker, and former Bayern youth player has cut to an end his six year stay at the Audi Sportpark to return to Sabener Straße, to join up with the Deutscher Rekordmeister's second team.
The 27 year old striker featured in a total of 181 competitive games for die Schanzer (both FC Ingolstadt II and FC Ingolstadt), contributing 86 goals in the process. However Lappe only made a total of 15 appearances last season, scoring a single goal in a two all draw with fellow promoted side SV Darmstadt 98. In an effort to find more regular first team football, the striker announced his intentions to leave the Audi Sportpark at the end of the season.
Lappe looking forward to the challenge
It was announced earlier today (11th June) by Lappe himself that after completing the various medical checks he'd be returning to his home town to play for Bayern Munich II; on a free transfer after his (FC Ingolstadt) contract expires at the end of the month.
The striker commented on the move stating, "I am pleased once again that I get to play for this great club and I'd like to lead the second team back to where they belong; the 3. Liga". He added "I'm convinced this is the right move for me, and my family".
Where does his departure leave Ingolstadt?
The move leaves Ralph Hasenhüttl's team with three recognised strikers and it's widely expected that die Schanzer will look to bolster ahead of their debut season in Germany's top flight; Nils Petersen and Elias Kachunga both names linked with the Bavarian side.