Both Biancone and Richards were sensible moves for you: they would most certainly not play for you (Biancone for the entire season, Richards for at least half of it), and they would not be able to acquire match fitness if they played once in a blue moon.Sending him to Oly with a buy back if we want it is probably the most sensible option here given he's not going to make the 25 and needs to prove himself.
Neither was a sensible move for us.
Richards is on loan, he'll be second choice in the foreseeable future, we did not really need him (our starter LB is a very promising Argentinian, and two of our RBs can play on the left as well) and if he returns to the standards he had while at Bayern, he will come back to you hoping to win back his position. No gain for us other than a training ground for someone else, without even the benefit of a season, since it will take him some time to be able to play, and by then the Argentinian will have settled in nicely.
Biancone can only play as a CB in a three-man defense, which we never use, and RB was really a position we did not need reinforcement (there's an unquestionable starter, a solid backup, a winger who started playing quite successfully as a RB, plus another winger turned CB who's returning from injury). According to reports, we wanted Dennis, who flatly denied, and then Kouyate, who also flatly denied. So we got the one you didn't need and we didn't need.
It does not add up very well. Both players will have to excel for the whining over here to subside.