Schalke loan Deac to Rapid
The 25-year-old, who joined the Gelsenkirchen club from CFR Cluj last summer, made just two Bundesliga appearances this season and the Royal Blues have confirmed he will now play for Rapid Bucharest next season.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Deac has been loaned for one season, until 30 June 2012. The 11-times capped Romania international's contract with Schalke runs until 30 June 2013.
"Up to the end of last season Deac was used only twice in the league and three times in the UEFA Champions League. The 25-year-old can now earn increased playing time at Rapid Bucharest."