Bolton sign Polish international

Championship side Bolton Wanderers have snapped up Poland international Pawel Olkowski on a free transfer, the Greater Manchester club have announced.

The 28-year-old signs a two-year deal at the Macron Stadium following his release by relegated German Bundesliga outfit FC Koeln last season.  He only made five appearances in the German top flight during 2017-18.

Olkowski has 13 caps for the Polish national team since making his debut back in 2013, but was not part of their squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Pawel Olkowski gives manager Phil Parkinson a defence-first right-back for a side that has been much-changed over the summer.

The latest arrival at Bolton is their eighth signing of the summer, all on free transfers, following the arrivals of Clayton Donaldson (Sheffield United), Stephen Duke-McKenna (Everton), Chiori Johnson (Arsenal), Jason Lowe (Birmingham City), Erhun Oztumer (Walsall) and Joe Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur).

Bolton Wanderers start their 2018-19 Championship campaign away to relegated West Bromwich Albion on Saturday 4 August.