Knipping had been signed from SV Sandhausen last summer, signing a two-year deal, however he failed to usurp the primary centre defensive paring of Marcel Correia and Sebastian Nachreiner.
Despite the future of Correia, who is out of contract, remaining in the balance, both parties have decided it was best to go their separate ways after making just 15 appearances. He has already been unveiled at his new club and has signed a two-year contract on the Elbe.
Christian Keller, sporting director at Regensburg, admitted that the club and Knipping “had had different expectations” for the season, however he wishes that the player “can make a significant contribution to the resurgence in Dresden.”
Knipping himself said he had felt “very comfortable” at the club and “took a lot” from his year there but is now looking forward to his new role at Dresden.
Knipping is Dresden’s first signing since the relegation from the 2. Bundesliga was confirmed, and he can be seen as an immediate replacement for Jannik Nikoalou, who joined Eintracht Braunschweig earlier on Monday, especially as he has taken his #4 shirt number.
Header image source: Dynamo Dresden.