The New Zealand international has signed a three-year deal at AAMI Park.
Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou says he is delighted with the signing of Kosta Barbarouses after the striker signed a three-year deal with the A-League club.
The New Zealand international returns to Australian football following a two-year stay at Russian National Football League side FC Alania Vladikavkaz, although he spent the 2012/13 season playing in Greece on loan at Panathinaikos.
Barbarouses has now joined Victory after the final year of his contract was torn up by the Snow Leopards and Postecoglou expressed his delight at working with the 23-year-old once again following their time together at Brisbane Roar, for whom the Kiwi top scored as they won the Championship in 2010/11.
“We are delighted to have Kosta on board with us at Melbourne Victory and he will add even more attacking flair to our team this season,” he explained to Football Australia.
“Kosta has plenty of pace, great technical ability and is a proven scorer, having netted 12 goals the last time he played in the A-League.
“While he’s only 23, he has made over 50 appearances at Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix, so he’s certainly aware of what is required to perform at this level, and I know he’s excited to be returning to the A-League.”
Barbarouses, who is also a key figure for the New Zealand national team as they bid to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, will meet his new Victory teammates on Monday.