Payday lender Wonga will become Newcastle United's main sponsor after agreeing a four-year deal with the north east outfit.

The loan company will become the club's main shirt sponsor from next season, taking over from Virgin Money, and will also own the naming rights to the stadium, which is currently called the Sports Direct Arena.

Wonga, who also sponsor npower Championship club Blackpool, have decided to revert back to the stadium's traditional name of St James' Park.

Posted on 09/10/2012