The promising football career of Nigeria and Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho may take a nosedive if the player fails to get himself out of some legal issues.

Disturbing reports published in the UK Sun on Tuesday suggest that Iheanacho could be jailed for 24 months in the US if he is found guilty of misleading court proceedings.

It is understood that Iheanacho filed pleadings that denied he knew or spent time with Henry Galeano, his former agent before he signed with Stellar Group.

Iheanacho claimed Galeano was an alias used by First Eleven Management co-owner Robert Zanicky.

The British daily has published photographs of the Nigeria international together with Galeano and Zanicky, which destroyed his arguments that Galeano and Zanicky are the same person.

Under Pennsylvania Law, if it is found Iheanacho knowingly tried to mislead the court, he could be charged with unsworn falsification.

Henry Galeano claims he became Iheanacho's agent in July 2013, four months before he picked up the best player award of the Fifa U17 World Cup.

The 20-year-old's transfer to Leicester City is being delayed because of these legal issues and this may be the start of many setbacks to come.