By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Süle named as favorite to become new Dortmund captain

According to Bild, Niklas Süle currently has the best chance of succeeding Marco Reus as Borussia Dortmund captain.
Niklas Süle has emerged as the favorite to be named the new captain of Borussia Dortmund, according to the German newspaper Bild.

Dortmund have been looking for a new leader on the pitch since Marco Reus announced his decision to step down as captain last week.

Gregor Kobel has been touted as a candidate, but Süle is a much more realistic option, according to Bild, who puts the chances of the centre-back becoming the new captain at 50 percent.

On the one hand, Süle is experienced and has won a number of titles in the past, including the Bundesliga five times, the DFB-Pokal twice and the Champions League once. On the other hand, he's very popular in the team, especially with the younger players.

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