French duo arrive at Blackpool

French duo arrive at Blackpool

Published Aug. 23, 2012 9:15 a.m. ET

Banvo is an 18-year-old striker who featured in Paris Saint-Germain's reserve set-up last season, while 20-year-old midfielder Irie-Bi was on Lille's books.

Both players penned 12-month contracts having been released by the respective Ligue 1 outfits, with the option of a further year.

Initially they will feature in the Seasiders' development squad before pushing for opportunities with Ian Holloway's Championship pacesetters.