MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Kosta Barbarouses of Melbourne Victory runs with the ball during the round 16 A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at Etihad Stadium on January 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Melbourne Victory's Kosta Barbarouses has agreed to a lucrative offer to join the Wellington Phoenix.

The New Zealand international has accepted a multi-year offer believed to be worth $750,000 a year, roughly triple his current wage at the Victory.

The deal will make him the A-League's third highest paid player behind Sydney FC's Filip Holosko and Melbourne City's Aaron Mooy.

The 25-year-old, who began his career with the Phoenix in 2008, has made 78 appearances in three seasons in all competitions for the Victory.