PHIL Parkinson says Polish right-back Pawel Olkowski turned down options in Germany and Italy to sign a two-year deal at the Macron Stadium.

The Wanderers boss welcomed his fourth signing of the summer this afternoon in the form of the 28-year-old former FC Koln defender.

Olkowski has an impressive pedigree and has played for four years at the top level of German football, also boasting 13 international caps.

He arrives to add competition for the right-back spot, alongside Mark Little and Stephen Darby.

And Parkinson feels he has captured a player who can make a difference in the Championship.

“I am delighted to welcome Pawel to the club,” he said.

“He attracted strong interest from a German and Italian club and we have worked really hard to get the deal done.

“He’s played at the top level in Germany and for his country, and has shown a real desire to come to England and play for Bolton Wanderers Football Club.”