Newcastle are facing a fans' revolt as they prepare to anneekend.The Derby della Madonnina will be held on Sunday.“The Inter we are seeing are a team that aren’t only growing, but have a great potential,” Moratti told Passione Inter. “Then, knowing they’re in the hands of Conte, who really knows how to ounce . Mike Ashley has agreed a deal of around £5million for Wonga to be the Toon’s shirt sponsors. The controversial company, already sponsors of Championship club Blackpool and top Scottish side Hearts, offer short-term loans at an APR of 4,214 per cent. Newcastle supporter Michael Martin, editor of the True Faith fanzine, warned he was “close to breaking point”. He said: “The people who run Newcastle, for the fans, have a social responsibility. “I would love them to honestly answer one question: Would you, Mike Ashley, seriously recommend borrowing money from Wonga at those interest rates? If you can’t answer yes then they shouldn’t be our shirt sponsors. “Newcastle is being used to normalise their product. It cheapens and tarnishes the Newcastle United brand. I wouldn’t want my logo next to them, so what do other sponsors think? “This is close to breaking point for me, the one that breaks the camel’s back.” Local MP Ian Lavery has pledged to send his season tickets back if, as expected, the sponsorship deal goes through imminently. Lavery branded Wonga “financial predators who make their money from people suffering from unemployment, low wages and in the greatest financial need.” Newcastle are the latest major company to come under fire for considering a deal with Wonga who offer short term loans at an APR of 4,214 per cent. Wonga is a booming business handing out nearly 2.5m loans last year, and 6m since its launch in 2007. In August, the firm struck a £1m deal with ITV to sponsor Geordie entertainers Ant and Dec’s prime time Red or Black? show. Newcastle cancelled their shirt sponsorship deal with Virgin Media last week, and believe the extra cash they will raise from the new deal will underpin their search for “long term stability” in their finances. The club trails well behind rivals, including Spurs and Liverpool, in attracting commercial revenues, something this deal as well as seeking a sponsor to rename the stadium, is aimed at addressing. Newcastle will tackle the criticism later this week by outlining how the extra cash from the potential deal will be used to benefit the future of the cager Freddie Ljungberg.Ljungberg stepped up to become part of Unai Emery’s coaching team over the summer, having worked with Willock as part of the Under 23s last season. “Freddie is not only such a legend at the club, he’s an unbelievable manager anlub. But the deal with Wonga, the highest profile of 200 payday loans firms investigated by the Office of Fair Trading, has caused a storm of protest. Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck, has vowed to return his two platinum club tickets and break off all ties with the club. Lavery, chairman of Ashington FC in Northumberland, said: “Newcastle United will be sponsored by the money of deprived people up and down the country. “If Wonga get this sponsorship through I will not set foot in St James’ Park until it is off the shirts. To have those players running around on that turf endorsing Wonga is an absolute outrage. “I have more and more people coming to see me and saying that as a result of job losses or benefit cuts they are being forced into these terrible but legal money lenders whose interest rates only then trap them into further debt.” Newcastle City Council leader Nick Forbes has written to Ashley, expressing that he believes the deal is wrong. He said: “I am appalled NUFC are in talks with a legal loan shark company. This is another example of the club’s profit at any price culture, which is destroying the image of the club and the city.” Toon supporter Gordon Ruffell, 54, said: “Wonga taking on a three-year deal makes me very angry.” Fan Paddy Donoghue added: “I suspect the club know the feelings against this and don’t care.” Wonga founder and chief executive Errol Damelin has denied they are a “legalised loan shark”. Recession left Wonga quids in Wonga has done roaring trade in the recession, with profits rocketing 269% to almost £46million last year. The company, which only started in 2007, says its success is due to high customer satisfaction and top-notch technology. But critics slam payday lenders such as Wonga for taking advantage of a funding clampdown by the mainstream banks. Wonga offers short-term loans of up to £1,000 and promises to send the money within 15 minutes of it being approved. A stinging annual interest rate of 4,214 per cent is charged, although Wonga dismisses that as irrelevant because it loans cash over much shorter periods. The company was founded by South African-born Errol Damelin, who now lives in London.