Benitez makes worrying admission in his press conference today – Unbelievable Ashley strikes again

When speaking to the press today ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup tie with Luton, Rafa Benitez has admitted that he STILL does not know his January budget almost a week into the transfer window.

Given Mike Ashley’s levels of incompetence over the years, we shouldn’t even be surprised to here this from Rafa, but to think this sort of stuff is still going on in the position we’re in is unbelievable.

Here’s what Rafa had to say today when asked if he knew how much he had to spend this month:

‘I don’t know exactly what is our budget, so I don’t have any news.’

“We have to keep working, make sure we have our targets and be ready, but still we don’t know the budget. All I can is prepare for the game.

“We had a meeting last week but I am waiting for an answer (from those above)”

“The only thing is you have to be ready, and that’s it. There will be less players available, for sure… But, still, you have options and then we have to keep working hard to bring someone that will help the team.”

NOT what we wanted to hear from Rafa – a man who must be growing more and more frustrated with Ashley by the day.

Ashley is believed to be away on holiday and this perhaps makes it all the more frustrating. He’s away lapping it up while the football club he owns, the fans and the world class manager in charge are left wondering if we’ll even have enough to survive this season.

Here’s some more info from journalists present at his presser and some fan reaction to Rafa’s comments:

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