Arriving from Real Madrid, some dismissed what the former World Cup Golden Boot winner could bring to Goodison Park, including Bent.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “Do you know what? I am going to hold my hands up here.
“I was one of the ones that said that he would really struggle, Rodriguez, and Everton fans, I apologise. I said that I thought that he would struggle.
“In the first two games of the season, he has been absolutely superb, and he looks like maybe a bargain of a deal."