Newcastle United recorded a valuable three points at Leicester City on Friday night.
The BBC Sport pundit was specifically making reference to the Magpies 1-0 win over Leicester City on Friday night and questioned how many places Newcastle will go up the league if they were given 'another £50 or £100 million' to spend.
Speaking to Football Focus on BBC One (13/04/2019 at 12:30 pm), Lawrenson made some truly baffling comments about Ashley, Newcastle and Benitez.
On Benitez masterclass against Leicester: "In many, many ways how cute is the owner?" Lawrenson told Football Focus. "He just knows that they're not going to be relegated. If you give Newcastle another £50 million or £100 million, how many places are they going to go up the league?
"But we have this every year, they're dancing around the handbags, will he go? Is Benitez chucking a transfer request, he wants to leave and all those kinds of things and the owner just gives him enough money. He's like 'there you go, a little bit of money' and they keep going."
Given the fact that Newcastle have been relegated twice under Ashley's ownership, Lawrenson's comments are quite astonishing.
Added with that, from the Toon Army's perspective, it's not about spending £100 million or going crazy in the transfer market, the club's supporters seemingly want an owner with ambition, passion and fight.
Nonetheless, it seems those three points at the King Power Stadium have all but sealed Newcastle's status in England's top-flight for another campaign.